New iPad Runs 10 Degrees Hotter Than iPad 2?
Well, we all know that the new iPad is selling like hotcakes despite its inflated Retina-Display ready apps, the lack of the personal hotspot feature and LTE-incompatibility in Singapore. Add another minor dent to the mix - with an infrared cam, the Dutch website, Tweakers.net, has confirmed what many of the online reviews have already mentioned: the new iPad is indeed a little on the hot side. The test results were obtained after running GLBenchmark for five minutes:
Engadget - According to the site's measurements, Cupertino's flagship slab reached 33.6 degrees centigrade (92.5 Fahrenheit), compared to 28.3 centigrade (82.9 Fahrenheit) with the iPad 2. That's certainly not enough heat to cause a tablet to spontaneously combust, but if you happen to be one of those new iPad owners that noticed a difference, you can now rest assured that your internal thermometer hasn't missed a beat.