New iPad Gets Hotter Than iPad 2

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Worried about the rumours of people claiming they’re burning their mitts on Apple’s new tablet? Well, there’s some substance to reports that the new iPad is hotter than previous models, and that’s not just talking about how it’s selling.

In fact, in a thermal photo comparing the pads, it’s clearly visible that the iPad 3 (on the left) is a whopping 5.3 degrees warmer than its predecessor, and that’s after ‘just’ five minutes of running GLBenchmark.

iPad 3 temperature

Worry not though, that still only puts it up to 33.6 degrees – a tad warm for comfort, but not quite the iStove some feared and certainly no finger hazard.

This increase in temperature is most likely due to the tablet’s extra graphics cores. There are not only more of them, but they (and perhaps the CPU) have to work a little harder too when throwing all those pixels around on the new iPad’s Retina Display.

Handy for the cold winters ahead or will this prevent you from getting the Apple tablet? Let us know in the comments.


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