Earlier this week we revealed that some customers were finding that the new iPad gets extremely warm, a lot warmer than the previous iPad 2. Consumer Reports have now revealed that the new iPad can in fact reach 116 degrees, after they tested it playing Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes.
The test they ran was with the iPad smart cover on, running Infinity Blade II for around 45 minutes. Alongside this they also turned of 4G, after which they found the temperature to be around 72 degrees, which is okay (Apple recommends that the iPad should not go over 95 degrees).
We ran our test while the new iPad was propped on the iPad Smart Cover, plugged in, and after it had run Infinity Blade II uninterrupted for about 45 minutes. The device’s 4G connection was not turned on, though its Wi-fi link was. The ambient room temperature was about 72 degrees. (Apple recommends not using the iPad in environments over 95 degrees.)
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.
Making it even worse, Consumer Reports also noted that when they where running the game the iPad wasn’t even charging although it was plugged in, alongside this the device’s CPU and GPU was receiving massive loads from Infinity Blade II.
So it seems there may be a huge problem with the new iPad after all.
What do you think? Have you been getting these problems?