Apple Responds to The New iPad Being Too Hot

The New iPad has plenty of features to brag about, but those features are what makes it literally one of the hottest tablets on the market. Try running the GLBenchmark on The New iPad, (A.K.A. the iPad 3, A.K.A. the iPad HD), for 5 minutes, and compare it to the iPad 2 running the same benchmark. Then take out your infrared, heat sensing camera and take a picture of both, (or just use your finger), and you will find that it runs 10 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the iPad 2.

The New iPad vs iPad 2 after running a 5-minute benchmark test

However, this tablet overheating is not the focus of this article.  The news here is that Apple has replied with:

“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,… If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.” – Apple told The Loop.

If you did not catch that, Apple may be implying that it is within their thermal specifications (which means it is O.K.) for the heat to jump up to 92.5 degrees Fahrenheit (33.6 degrees Celsius), compared to the iPad 2 at 82.9 degrees Fahrenheit (28.3 degrees Celsius). If your ‘The New iPad’ runs at around 92.5 degrees Fahrenheit, you may have nothing to worry about other than your hands feeling a little hot.


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Yousef Shanawany

Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yousef is a tech reviewer and editor and enjoys reading about tech news around the world. As his primary focus is the video game industry, he also loves reading about mobile and tablet news, as well as other new emerging hardware technologies. Yousef graduated from San Jose State University, earning his Bachelors degree in Software Engineering. He spends most of his time reading, gaming, and programming.