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Consumer Reports says new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:51PM EST

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Following a number of reports suggesting Apple’s new iPad may have issues with overheating, non-profit buying guide Consumer Reports conducted a new round of tests to see just how hot the new iPad gets during usage. The organization ran popular game Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes with a new iPad plugged in and the device’s 4G LTE connection disabled, and it found that the iPad got as hot as 116 degrees Farenheit. Apple’s previous generation iPad 2 only climbed to 104 degrees during the same test. BGR reported on Monday that some users have experienced shut-downs on the new iPad due to overheating, and a much larger number of new iPad owners report that the device heats up significantly, but not to the point of overheating. Apple responded to the growing concern on Tuesday, stating that its new iPad operates “well within our thermal specifications.”


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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.