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Consumer Reports says new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games

Zach Epstein
March 20th, 2012 at 3:05 PM

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.”


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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