Consumer Reports tested out Apple’s hot new tablet and found that it gets much hotter than the iPad 2 when running games, particularly Infinity Blade. With a lot of system resources being used for high quality games, the new iPad can heat up to 116 degrees.
Consumer Reports also noted that the new iPad would not fully charge when Infinity Blade was being played and the battery actually drained slightly. Maybe this is something that can be fixed in the new iOS update.
Apple responded to the heat complaints:
“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,” Apple representative Trudy Muller, told The Loop. “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”
Apple at least has something to gloat about – record sales of the new iPad over 4 days which amount to about 3 million devices being sold during that time period. That’s quite an achievment considering it took about 28 days for Apple to sell only 1 million units of the first-generation iPad.
“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”
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