“Overheating” 3rd Gen iPads: Apple Responds.

A small number of owners of Apple’s new iPad have found that all of the added horsepower makes the device run a bit hotter under col…er…aluminum. Since launch day, reports of the new iPad getting notably hotter have popped up in Apple support forums as well as other Apple forums around the web. Of course, there’s a simple answer to this so called “problem” – the iPad 3 features a more powerful (considerably so we’d say) graphics processor, more power hungry Retina display and a battery that is ~2x the size of the iPad 2′s. Batteries put off heat as they change. Because the new iPad’s is gargantuan, it takes longer to charge and therefore produces more heat in the long run. Meanwhile, the graphics processor is simply hotter running because it’s larger and more powerful. These things cannot be escaped.

Today, Apple officially responded to the issue above, with a spokesperson telling AllThingsD that despite users’ concern, the new iPad “operates well within our thermal expectations”.

“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.”

In short: this “problem” is anything but.

Via: AllThingsD