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.”
Consumer Reports: Third-gen iPad reaches 113º F
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Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.