Just yesterday we had reported about some new iPad or the iPad 3 buyers complaining about the device getting hot after continuous use. Now the fruit company has responded to the matter and said that the device is working well within the thermal specification of the device.
Tweakers.net, had released reports which confirmed that under normal usage the new iPad does gets hotter than the iPad 2. In the study they revealed that new iPad reached 92.5 Fahrenheit (33.6 degrees centigrade) versus 82.9 Fahrenheit (28.3 centigrade) for the iPad 2. That’s about 5 degrees centigrade difference which is not that hot that it causes burns or the device to shut down.
Apple in their response again claimed how exceptional the new Retina display and the LTE connectivity is but just neglected the heating issue saying its well within the thermal specification. Apple PR in a statement to All Things Digital mentions :
“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.”
While some Wi-Fi only users have said that they are not experiencing this problem and the complains has been more from LTE users it is still unsure what is the exact cause of the issue. The new iPad has exceptionally powerful battery and for a device consuming that much juice it can be normal to generate some heat.
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