Testing Reveals New iPad Runs 10 Degrees Hotter than iPad 2
There have been many observations and complaints of the new iPad running warmer than the previous generation which users have been posting about in the Apple Support Discussion forums.
The folks over at the Dutch site, Tweakers
, performed a GLBenchmark test on the two generations of iPads for five minutes to measure the heat difference. The folks used an infrared camera to discover that the hottest part of the new iPad was 33.6 degrees Celsius (92.5 Fahrenheit), while the iPad 2 measured 28.3 degrees Celsius (83 Fahrenheit). Furthermore, they discovered the hottest point that was measured as well. The point seemed to be in the lower right corner, which some users had discovered by just using their iPad.
There seems to be a mixed response from end users regarding the issue as a whole with some claiming that they donít notice any extra warmth at all and others claiming their iPad gets too hot to handle. It seems that the culprit is the use of heavy GPU apps such as iOS games. Fortunately, the added heat doesnít seem to affect the functionality of the new iPad at all.
The issue certainly hasn't had any effect on the sales of the new iPad as Apple reportedly sold roughly three million iPads
during launch weekend. Analysts continue to reevaluate their price target
for the Cupertino California company as the sales numbers continue to outdo previous predictions.
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