Apple plays down new iPad overheating fears

Apple has denied any overheating concerns on a new iPad, observant that a product operates good within a thermal specifications.

Apple’s new iPad became accessible on Friday of final week and a association pronounced it sole over 3 million units in a initial 3 days. But overheating concerns have sparked a contention on Apple’s website, with posters observant a new iPad was noticeably warmer than predecessors.

An Apple deputy denied a inscription overheats and pronounced that users should hit patron support if they have issues.

In light of a complaints, Consumer Reports ran tests and found that a new iPad operates hotter than a iPad 2 when using an movement game. Engineers during Consumer Reports available temperatures as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius) on a front and behind of a new iPad when plugged in and while playing Infinity Blade II. When unplugged, a tablet’s behind reached temperatures as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Consumer Reports also found that a iPad battery did not assign when a diversion was running.

Apple did not immediately respond to requests for criticism on a tests conducted by Consumer Reports. In 2010, Consumer Reports unprotected antenna issues in a iPhone 4, environment off a debate that eventually came to be famous as “antennagate.”

While some new iPad owners beheld no heating issues, others pronounced a inscription gets warmer on a reduce left bottom of a tablet. Multiple posters in a forum claimed to magnitude a temperature on a potion reaching 101 degrees Fahrenheit. Users also pronounced a iPad became comfortable when personification games or using heated applications. Reviewers have also noted a new iPad being warmer than a predecessors.

The inscription has an handling heat operation of 32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees to 35 degrees Celsius), that is a same as iPad 2. The A5X graphics core has dual some-more graphics cores than a predecessor. The new iPad has a 42.5 watt-hour battery, that is denser than a 25 watt-hour battery in a iPad 2, according to a inscription teardown by iFixit.

Batteries have many times been a reason for overheating in laptops. Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sony and Toshiba have in a past removed lithium-ion battery packs as they could overheat, posing glow and bake hazards.

Apple in a past transposed some first-generation iPad Nanos sole between Sep 2005 and Dec 2006 due to overheating issues after tracking down a emanate to a battery with a production defect.

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