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Reports claim new iPad is too hot to handle

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:51PM EST

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said on a company conference call on Monday that the new iPad sold in record numbers during its debut weekend. The executive did not share specific sales figures, but Apple did say that demand was “off the charts” when online pre-order inventory sold out last week. While the new iPad offers a number of benefits over its predecessor, there may be one difference between the second and third-generation iPads that consumers are not so happy about. According to emails from BGR readers as well as a number of posts on various forums and social networks like Twitter, some new iPad owners are finding that their tablets suffer from a serious overheating issue during typical usage. The disgruntled users report that the iPad gets so hot it displays the message “the iPad needs to cool down,” and then shuts off. Apple has not commented on the matter, and BGR was not able to replicate the issue on the three iPads we tested. BGR recently reviewed the new iPad and we called its Retina Display “positively stunning.”

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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.