Independent tests verify iPad 3 overheating claims

Several independent tests have verified claims by iPad 3 users that the latest Apple gadget is overheating.

Several independent tests have verified claims by iPad 3 users that the latest Apple gadget is overheating.

 
Engineers at Consumer Reports tested out the new iPad with a thermal imaging camera and compared its temperature to that of the iPad 2 when playing a resource-intensive game, Infinity Blade II, for 45 minutes.
 
The result was temperatures that reached as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit when unplugged and 116 degrees when plugged in, which is as much as 13 degrees higher than the iPad 2.
 
The heat was worse in one corner of the device and the engineers also found that it failed to charge while playing the game, despite it being plugged in. When the game was not turned on it charged as normal.
 
 Independent tests verify iPad 3 overheating claims
 
Another test made by Dutch website Tweakers.net showed temperatures of 92.5 degrees Fahrenheit after five minutes, compared to 83 degrees Fahrenheit on the iPad 2 for the same duration, a roughly 10 degree difference, supporting the findings from Consumer Reports.
 
Both reports suggest that while the new iPad can get incredibly hot, it can still be held without too much discomfort. The problem, however, is that some people have been reporting that their device is switching off due to the overheating problem, which means that even if they were willing to bear the heat, it is still something that Apple needs to address.
 
We contacted Apple yesterday about the overheating reports but received no response.
 
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