New iPad Gets Too Hot, Apple Responds to Claims
According to a few reports from new owners of Apple's new iPad (3rd generation), the slate seems to overheat when in use for a long period of time. The new iPad is a bump up in specs from the iPad 2 with a 2048 x 1536 resolution Retina HD display, a quad-core A5X processor, and 2GB RAM. The battery also has a 70% boost over the battery in the iPad 2. With specs like this, there's no question that the iPad will likely run just a little hotter than other models. The question is...how much hotter?
Reports from users have been filed in Apple's support forums stating that the iPad gets 'too hot to handle' or hold onto. Some are met with a message stating that "the iPad needs to cool down", then is forced to shut itself down. The issue does not seem to be overly widespread, but large enough that Apple has made a statement regarding the claims.
Tracy Muller, an Apple representative, made the following statement to those claims;
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.