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Apple issues statement on third-gen iPad heat

Apple has issued a statement on the heat generated by the third-generation iPad during extended/demanding use. “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 said in a statement to The Loop. “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.” As noted in our prior report on thermal images comparing the new device to the iPad 2, the measurements taken during the imaging process showed that while the device was indeed warmer than its predecessor, it was within Apple’s normal operating temperatures as listed on its iPad Tech Specs page.

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The link to Ms. Muller’s statement appears to be broken, I’d be curious to read the full text of Apple’s spin on this. There’s no way that “Operating Temperature” means the case temperature.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on March 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM (CDT)


I have the New iPad and, yes, this is definitely an issue. What’s alarming is that it gets warm so quickly. I don’t agree with Consumer Reports that it is comfortable to hold. It feels downright strange. It’s almost like holding a warm cup of coffee.  If I had known this before my purchase I would have stuck with the iPad 2. I love the New iPad but I don’t like feeling that I spent so much money on a beta product.

Posted by Spaceways on March 21, 2012 at 8:07 AM (CDT)

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