[Heatgate] Consumer Reports Says The New iPad Does Overheat

Consumer Reports, A United States consumer advocacy group, goes on the record stating the new iPad does overheat. This flood of overheating issues fired up after a whopping three million iPad’s were sold ove rthe last four days and users began to flood the Apple Support forums with heat issues. Consumer Reports has decided to investigate this issue.

It’s also important for you to know that Consumer Reports also said the new iPad was “the best tablet yet”…

Consumer Reports preliminary investigation states that the new iPad hits 116 degrees Fahrenheit, or 46 degrees Celzius while running graphic-heavy games like Modern Combat 3 or Infinity Blade. According to Reuters, Consumer Reports will publish the full report on Thursday “after finishing a battery of tests”, according to their spokesperson.

Here are the initial findings from the report,

When unplugged, the back of the new iPad reached temperatures as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit. It was only when plugged in that it hit 116 degrees. The hottest areas weren’t evenly distributed throughout the iPad’s back, but were concentrated near one corner of the display as shown in the images taken from the rear of the device above. So, when plugged in, the back of the new iPad became as much as 12 degrees hotter than the iPad 2 did in the same tests; while unplugged the difference was 13 degrees.

It’s definitely a growing issues according to Apple’s own Support Forums, and we’re interested to see how the rest of this plays out. This obviously isn’t something done intentionally, we just hope it doesn’t turn into some coverup scandal like Antennagate

It was also recently confirmed through a thermal test that the new iPad does indeed run 10 degrees hotter than the iPad 2. But apparently that’s, “well within our thermal specification” according to Apple.

Apple also recently responded to The Loop on the overheating issue in a formal statement we reported on just a little while ago.

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.

And honestly, they couldn’t have said it better. If this really is an issue and we want it addressed, we need to make this as widespread and blown up as possible. Don’t hesitate to call AppleCare if your new iPad is getting “out of control” hot.

If this is a real growing and problematic issue, Apple better get a hold on it before they release the new iPad in 24 more Countries this Friday…

Is this the beginning of Heatgate? I hope not…

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