Consumer Reports: warm iPad isn’t “cause for concern”

Ben Kersey - Apr 2, 2012, 8:28am CDT
Consumer Reports: warm iPad isn’t “cause for concern”

There’s always some kind of issue with new Apple products, real or otherwise. The iPhone 4 infamously had Antennagate, iMacs have been accused of yellow-tinted screens in the past, and most recently the new iPad came under fire for both its charging issues and increased heat output. Consumer Reports ran tests that showed that the new iPad reached temperatures hitting 116 degrees Fahrenheit while running graphically intense games for extended periods of time.

While the internet and press believed the increased heat output of the new iPad was a big deal, Consumer Reports has today said the issue isn’t a “cause for concern”, and that they recommend Apple’s new tablet. After they recognized the trait thanks to consumers, they “carried out further tests that confirmed the new iPad is warmer in its hottest spots than the iPad 2”, but didn’t find it to be a major issue.

Consumer Reports also noted that when playing Infinity Blade with LTE turned off and the iPad plugged into its charger, the tablet would fail to recharge during gameplay. They note that this is an isolated incident, occurring only when playing graphically intense games and with the screen set to full brightness.

Despite those little niggles, Consumer Reports say the new iPad tops the charts, with it having the best display they’ve ever seen, as well as battery life outstripping rivals despite the power hungry screen and LTE chip. They suggest that if your iPad does get too warm during games, to simply set it down on a table to avoid discomfort, or to stop playing for a while.

[via Fox News]

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