New iPad Still Tops Gadget Reviews Amidst Heat Problems
The new iPad is off to a very strong start, with sales of more than 3 million units since it hit store shelves last month.
Reviews for the latest version of the tablet have generally been good despite a recent report of heat problems and other concerns regarding the device. The third version of Apple's "wonder" tablet is not a complete redesign of the iPad 2, but takes advantage of faster 4G wireless technology and has a sharper display.
In fact, Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization, has given the new iPad's Retina Display high marks, saying the tablet had "achieved the highest score we've ever recorded for color accuracy in a tablet."
Consumer Reports also said that it did not find the new iPad's higher temperatures to be a cause for concern, although the widely followed review group had found that the newest version of iPad reached temperatures of 116 degrees after 45 minutes of playing intense action game on the device, which was actually hotter by up to 13 degrees than the iPad 2 under similar conditions.
The non-profit group also tested the new iPad for concerns about poor battery recharging when playing an intense video game, but the group found "the problem was limited to times when the device was playing a demanding game with the screen fully bright."
Now that the authority and the mother of all reviews have already spoken, maybe critics of the new iPad will finally put their criticisms to an end. Enough said.