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New iPad Runs Approximately 5 °C Hotter Than iPad 2 [Infrared Photo]

by on March 20th, 2012

In order to investigate the widespread complaints regarding new iPad running warmer than the previous models, folks at Tweakers.net (via Engadget) have captured thermal images with an infrared camera of both the iPad 2 and the new iPad. After running GLBenchmark for 5 minutes, the site used infrared cameras to measure the hottest point on both devices which showed the new iPad to be running 5.3 °C hotter than the iPad 2.

According to Engadget:

After five minutes of running GLBenchmark, the site used its infrared cam to confirm what many of you have already suggested: the new iPad runs a little hot. According to the site’s measurements, Cupertino’s flagship slab reached 33.6 degrees centigrade (92.5 Fahrenheit), compared to 28.3 centigrade (82.9 Fahrenheit) with the iPad 2. That’s certainly not enough heat to cause a tablet to spontaneously combust, but if you happen to be one of those new iPad owners that noticed a difference, you can now rest assured that your internal thermometer hasn’t missed a beat.

There seems to be a mix of responses from new iPad owners with some not experiencing any extra warmth at all. Do you feel your new iPad running noticeable warmer than the iPad 2?

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