Barely launched on the market, the new iPad already reports its first problems. The worst one seems to be the unusually high temperature. Tablet users have complained on the Apple forum that the new iPad heats up so much that it is still impossible to hold it in hand.
The people at Tweakers.net conducted a test to see if the accusations launched by users are real. They have analyzed two tablets, namely the new iPad and iPad 2, and the infrared scanning results showed a temperature of 5.3 degrees Celsius difference between the iPad 2 temperature (28.3 degrees) and the “new” iPad (33.6 degrees).
The hottest areas are those where the processor and the battery reside. According to experts, over-heating is due to the battery, which is much larger to support the revolutionary Retina display plus the new A5 SGX543MP4 processor with quad-core graphics that require greater resources than the version on the iPad 2.
Another problem reported by users relates to the special cover that comes with the tablet and that it would not fit right.
The solution recommended by experts to users is to avoid using the tablet if it is overheating.
Apple officials said that the new iPad works in normal thermal limits. “If users have problems, can contact AppleCare,” said Apple’s representative, Trudy Muller.