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Apple responds to new iPad heat issues

Apple denies overheating issues on the new iPad and states that it operates within normal thermal specifications

Many of the 3 million new iPad owners have been complaining that their latest gadget can get uncomfortably hot, and Apple has now responded to their complaints.

In a statement released via The Loop, Apple representative, Trudy Miller states that:

“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.”

According to Apple specifications, the iPad is intended for use in temperatures ranging between 32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and recent testing seems to confirm this fact. Based on infrared thermal imaging done by the Dutch site Tweakers.netthe new iPad reached a temperature of 92.5 degrees after 5 minutes of running a benchmark application. While the temperature does indeed fall within the Apple specifications, it is still 10 degrees hotter than the iPad 2 and that could explain the noticeable difference felt by users.

All in all, we highly doubt the reports of high temperatures will significantly deter users from the new iPad, and with sales set to open in 24 more countries this Friday, the numbers should only keep skyrocketing.

Thermal imaging comparison of the new iPad and the iPad 2


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Omar Qudsi, 2012-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)