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A lot of folks using the new iPad have noticed something. It feels a bit warmer. This is especially the case when it is using the LTE connection. It’s not a huge deal, but someone out there figured out it was worth a test.
Dutch website Tweakers.net put an infrared camera next to a new iPad and an iPad 2. They found that the new iPad (33.6 Celsius or 92.5 Fahrenheit) runs about 18.7 percent hotter than the iPad 2, which runs (28.3 degrees Celsius, 0r 82.9 Fahrenheit). The warmest part was of course the lower-right corner. That’s where the A5X processor is housed.
They didn’t test it while connected to the LTE network, though it would have been interesting to see.
However, as the Verge points out, the temperature jump isn’t drastic. It’s also only one iPad, the manufacturing may have gone a bit differently, etc.
Meanwhile, one of Apple’s PR folks, Trudy Muller, said the following (via All Things D):
“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. If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”
Okay, when it starts getting too hot to hold, report on it. It feels a bit warmer than the iPad 2, but is barely noticeable? Yeah.#firstworldproblems