New iPad runs 10 degrees fahrenheit hotter than iPad 2, Apple responds

Most owners of the the new iPad have likely noticed that the back of the device gets noticeably warmer after about 20-30 minutes of use. Well, Dutch site Tweakers.net have taken the liberty to find out just how much hotter the new iPad runs compared with its predecessor. After running GLBenchmark for 5 minutes, the site took thermal images with an infrared camera on both tablets and measured their hottest zones. On the new iPad, the rear right (lower) area reached 33.6 degrees Celcius (92.5 Fahrenheit) while the iPad was recorded at 28.3 C (82.9 F).

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