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Consumer Reports: Third-gen iPad reaches 113º F

In a continuation into reports of third-generation iPad units running noticeably warmer than prior models, Consumer Reports has conducted its own thermal tests. When running the popular game Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes straight, the third-generation iPad reached temperatures as high as 113º F — and 116º while plugged in — compared to the iPad 2, which was 13º and 12º cooler under the same conditions, respectively. The report does note, however, that even at those temperatures, the iPad is not necessarily uncomfortable to hold. Apple earlier today released a statement claiming that the new iPad runs “well within our thermal specifications.”

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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 8:05 AM (CDT)


Who are these people who time to play a game on an iPad for 45 minutes?
Go spend some time with your family!

Posted by Scottrey on March 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM (CDT)


@2: I’m just going to assume this was some poor attempt at sarcasm. 45 minutes isn’t even outside of ultra casual grandma gaming time.

Posted by Code Monkey on March 21, 2012 at 1:41 PM (CDT)

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