New iPad is the hottest iPad yet, literally

New iPad is the hottest iPad yet, literally
The new third-generation iPad is hot not only figuratively - it sold three million units during the launch weekend alone - but also very literally. The tablet burns 10 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the iPad 2.

Five minutes after it started running GLBenchmark, the new iPad reached temperatures of 33.6° C (92.5 Fahrenheit), while under similar circumstances the iPad 2 heat level stood at 28.3° C (82.9 Fahrenheit). The results were obtained by using an infrared camera.

Now 92.5 degrees Fahrenheit is far from being burning hot, but it should definitely make for a difference you can feel in your lap, hands or wherever you use your tablet. 

We’re curious whether you felt this already or does the temperature difference seem insignificant in real life. Share your experiences in the comments below.

UPDATE: The hot news about the thermal output of the new iPad seems to have quickly stung Apple and the company has released an official statement simply denying that the problem exists. Here's what it reads:

“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.”

At the same time, more reports have sprung up saying the iPad overheats under certain circumstances and shuts down after displaying an error message. We'll definitely be looking more into that as it sounds like a dead serious issue. In the meantime, we'd appreciate your first hand experience with the new iPad - share it in the comments below.

source: (translated) via Engadget

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1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Wow, apple should think seriously about making heat resistant gloves for ipad users as an accessory. iglove would be an ideal name. If you don't have an iglove, well you gotta burn your hand.

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

No doubt theyve already patented those gloves!!

85. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey we all know that if you are cold or if you’re tired feet need some help just turn on your Retina display on the new iPad. It will soothe those tired feet with its gentle over HEAT! lol

53. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

It's good for Winter when your hands get cold.

63. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Apple Has These unique Character of it's devices overheating... they never seem to miss that..

92. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

or may be people are just holding it wrong. lmao.

2. wendygarett unregistered

Its too hot..... i cant breathe... help me to throw this crap away please..... help....

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Perhaps Samsung actually has rigged the screens to self destruct when an ifan presses their face against the ipad while hugging it before bed time. The heating up Is the start of a chain reaction!!! Kaboooom!!

44. drtech

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

How is andro not being moderated?

5. rizzell

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

There's a app for that its called the ihotplate. Cook while surfing the web. Patent pending.

6. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

A5x is a very Big SoC @ 40nm as the old A5, heat increase is normal when you double the number of the GPUs

14. murali_v_2000

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Plain truth is that they overclocked the ARM A9 core. The GPU is unlikely to cause heating as it shuts down its clock when it is not processing OpenGL commands. The screen (at this HD resolution) may also be contributing to the heating.

7. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I'm not surprised, it has a very power hunger processor. But I wonder if it heats as much during normal use and not while running benchmarks.

8. xvengence42

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

I find it funny that as soon as Apple has one issue with a product, which isnt too common, all the Fandroid's are so quick to comment and criticize.

25. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

while I AM an Android.. I totally agree with you. Kind of embarrassing actually. Not ONE response to the question asked by the article.. I'm curious if this is really an issue with the iPad users.

93. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Because before a product is released or just released, all the iFans are like "This new iDevice is the best, Android will never catch up, Admit it! Apple products are perfect!" So when a dumb flaw like this pops up, it just a giant "We friggin told you so!" moment.

15. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If you would use your iPad under the sun in a hot summer day... Good luck with that thing doesn't over heat. @@

24. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Apparently websites like bgr are reporting that a complaints are starting to come in where some of the new ipads are overheating to the point where they shut down. Look like we have a potential heatgate on our hands,another apple product having faults,surely not?!

27. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"If the new iPad is burning your hand, don't hold it there." - S. Jobs

29. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

doh! i was about to post something very similar.

51. drtech

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

You fandroids are so creative. Been using the same joke since 2010. I guess an iOS user has to come up with a new joke so you can copy it just like android copies Apple.

88. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it wouldn't be funny unless apple released a new statement saying the heat was a design feature. oh wait.. they just did that.. they say its performing within design specs. and consumer reports just released their test that showed it clocked well over 110 degrees .. guess that 2 year old joke just became relevant again

89. drtech

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

What you're leaving out is that it runs about 10 degrees warmer than the iPad 2 which isn't necessarily outside of what's acceptable. We will see as this becomes investigated more. When the 4S came out there were reports of battery issues and those turned out to be nothing as it was a very small percentage of devices that could be fixed either by being traded out or doing a reset on the device. I know you guys want the iPad to fail so bad, but it won't. Just accept that it is THE standard for tablets right now and move on.

95. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yes, the standard...which means it is the lowest, the baseline, and all Android has to do is beat it. Being the standard just means it's forever at the bottom.

90. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

A joke that becomes more and more relevant each year!

91. Jphones

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Haha we have a jack ladies and gentlemen.smh Android copies Apple? With What?Nothin. An to answer your ibuycrap question the mobile community of course jumps on Apple's case due to them being the only ones to run iOS which they claim to be better than everything. At the same time though they're products seem to keep having at least 1 major problem. I4 can't hold the dam phone to make a call. IPad3 burns yo dam lap off. All problems that they know about or should have known about before releasing the product. So we and the rest of the world tired of Apple acting like the LeBron's off the world an claiming to be the king when there crown falls apart.

94. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, but at least the joke remains relevent, unlike your iFans dumb 2 years too late jokes like "It lags, virus, crash." lol

30. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

that's hot

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so does anyone actually have the new ipad to verify/test the heat? I figured someone on this board would have answered the question by now.

34. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i dont see the big deal as every android phone i have had over heats to the point that i have to put it down or take out the battery

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