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New iPad’s Heat up Issue & Apple’s Response!
Just after the launch of new iPad in 10 countries at a time on March 16, many users of new iPad came across an issue while using their tablets that new iPad runs at higher temperature that the previous iPad 2 model. This heat up issue associated with new ipad was first discussed in a review posted by TechCrunch.
One other slight downside which I have to assume is related to either the battery or the LTE functionality is that unlike previous iPad models, the new iPad does get noticeably warm in the lower left corner after prolonged use. It’s never hot, just warm. But again, I never noticed this on other models.
To confirm the reports over new iPad thermal issues, Tweakers.net came forward with some thermal images, taken with their infrared camera, of both the iPad 2 and new iPad. They ran GLBenchmark for 5 minutes, and found that the lower right corner of the new iPad was the hottest point, as probed at a temperature of 33.6° C (or 92.5° F). The iPad 2, in the meantime, displayed at 28.3° C (or 82.9° F); confirming that new iPad runs at about 5° C (or ~10° F) higher temperature than iPad 2.
The users of new iPad are divided yet in two opinions, some say that the heat up issue of the new iPad is just ignorable while a few claim that new iPad heats up considerably while using and they feel uncomfortable on holding it.
New iPad thermal issues might be due to usage of heavy GPU apps like games however the rise in temperature has no effect on the functionality of the new iPad.
Apple was well aware of the rumors and gossips concerning to the heat complaints and today it appeared with its response over the issue by releasing a statement to The Loop.
“The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications,” Apple representative Trudy Muller, told The Loop. “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”
We think that new iPad’s heat up issue isn’t a significant one and if some users still believe that it is a big concern, they should contact AppleCare…as Apple really cares its fans and customers.