New Thermal Scans of Tablets May Put iPad 'Heatgate' to Rest
Less than one week after the new iPad began reaching consumers earlier this month, murmurs about the first "gate" had already begun. Unlike "Antennagate," which consumed more digital ink than I care to be reminded about, it looks like "Heatgate" will - fortunately - end just as quickly as it began.
On the heels of reports that the new iPad reaches surface temperatures of 116 degrees during gameplay, some grew concerned that the third-generation iPad was at risk for overheating. No shortage of thermal tests proved that the new iPad does, indeed, run hotter than previous generations.
While that's a fact, here's another fact here... the new iPad can handle those temperatures just fine. And so can many other tablets. PCWorld has not only been monitoring the new iPad's temp, it's also bee monitoring how hot competing tablets like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and Samsung Galaxy 10.1 also get.
All performed within a few degrees of one another. And the new iPad was shown to run no more than 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the iPad 2. As a result, chalk up yet another case study where Heatgate has been disputed, disproved, and largely discredited.
Source: PC World