New IPad 13 Degrees Hotter Than IPad 2 Under Load, What Now?

Posted: Mar 21 2012, 11:24am CDT | by , in News | Apple

 
New iPad 13 degrees hotter than iPad 2 under Load, What Now?

Don't Miss: This How to find Fingerlings in Stock

The new iPad keeps you warm during those cold winter days, but you need to play a game.

We carried reports ealier this week that some of the first new iPad customers experienced that the new iPad gets hot on certain areas. Enough reason for Consumer Reports to take out their fancy thermal imaging camera and do some serious testing. They found that the new iPad is 13 degrees hotter (hitting 116 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to the iPad 2 when playing a game.

Their verdict though at the end is that the new iPad felt very warm under load but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period. Question here is how long is a brief period.

CNET points the finger at the LED backlight of the new Retina Display as likely the reason for the new iPad to get hotter than the iPad 2. The new screen has double the resolution and requires many more LEDs.

Is the heat issue now a real problem? Not in my mind. I rarely hold my iPad in hands. It lies on the table at an angle supported by the smart cover.

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus