New iPad Runs 10°F Hotter than iPad 2; Apple Says It's Cool

Since the iPad's launch four days ago, the tech industry is comparing every aspect of the device to its predecessor, the iPad 2. Aside from the obvious differences (the quad-core graphics, retina display, double the RAM, and massive battery), we've already learned that the iPad 3 is a little bit heavier and a little bit thicker than the iPad 2. Now we also know that it runs a whopping 10 degrees hotter than the last iteration of Apple's tablet.

According to Tweakers.net, after five minutes of running GLBenchmark, an infrared camera showed that the new iPad reached temperatures of 92.5 Fahrenheit. This is compared to the iPad 2's temperature of 82.9 degrees under the same conditions. Now, 10 degrees Fahrenheit is negligible but as far as Apple is concerned, this isn't something people should be worried about. In a statement sent to All Things D, the company said:

"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."

Apple didn't say what its thermal specifications were so we have no way of knowing just how close the iPad 3 is to being 'too hot.' And, while the iPad 3 may still be within the safe zone, we're sure users who have owned both will notice the 10-degree difference.

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  • devBunny
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    Now we also know that it runs a whopping 10 degrees hotter than the last iteration of Apple's tablet.


    Yeah, 10 degrees!! Burns units to be alerted. :-O

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    Now, 10 degrees Fahrenheit is negligible


    Yeah, only a measly 10 degrees. You wouldn't even notice. There's no story here.

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    a whopping 10 degrees hotter


    No, you're right. This is major!

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    10 degrees Fahrenheit is negligible


    Aaaggh. Make your mind up. :-S
  • Anonymous
    Blast from the past....

    "You are holding it wrong!"
  • ubercake
    What you say doesn't matter. The people that buy this over-priced junk are spoon-fed their thoughts through Apple.
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  • Anonymous
    Blast from the past....

    "You are holding it wrong!"
  • devBunny
    Quote:
    Now we also know that it runs a whopping 10 degrees hotter than the last iteration of Apple's tablet.


    Yeah, 10 degrees!! Burns units to be alerted. :-O

    Quote:
    Now, 10 degrees Fahrenheit is negligible


    Yeah, only a measly 10 degrees. You wouldn't even notice. There's no story here.

    Quote:
    a whopping 10 degrees hotter


    No, you're right. This is major!

    Quote:
    10 degrees Fahrenheit is negligible


    Aaaggh. Make your mind up. :-S
  • icepick314
    well...at least it'll make a nice handwarmer during winter...

    too bad it's spring going into summer...

    wonder if there's going to be problems later down the road when there is heat buildup when using various cases with rising temperatures due to weather?