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Apple announced that three million new iPads found a home over the launch weekend, so there’s no denying that it’s one of the company’s hottest products to date. But did you know that it might actually be literally hotter -- as in, 10 degrees warmer than the iPad 2?
Engadget is reporting that the new iPad isn’t just hot when it comes to sales -- the third-generation tablet is actually producing more heat than the iPad 2, presumably due to the larger battery. The image above proves it, courtesy of an infrared camera, with the new iPad on the left and the iPad 2 at right. So how much warmer is the new iPad?
“10 degrees more, in fact, according to infrared camera confirmation obtained by Tweakers.net,” Engadget notes. “After five minutes of running GLBenchmark, the site used its infrared cam to confirm what many of you have already suggested: the new iPad runs a little hot. According to the site's measurements, Cupertino's flagship slab reached 33.6 degrees centigrade (92.5 Fahrenheit), compared to 28.3 centigrade (82.9 Fahrenheit) with the iPad 2. That's certainly not enough heat to cause a tablet to spontaneously combust, but if you happen to be one of those new iPad owners that noticed a difference, you can now rest assured that your internal thermometer hasn't missed a beat.”
We’ve certainly noticed our new iPad getting a tad warmer -- however, since our Smart Cover gets folded around the back of the iPad while we’re actually using it, the additional heat isn’t much of a distraction in our case.
Could Apple have another scandal on its hands? “Temperaturegate,” anyone…?
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(Image courtesy of Engadget and Tweakers.net)