Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 12:37 pm
There have been reports that a number of iPad 3 adopters are raising their concerns to Apple’s Support Communities about the operating temperature of the new tablet. Many of them feel the third-generation tablet is getting too warm if used for a long period of time and they feel this is a serious issue.
Now it has been confirmed through thermal imaging that the iPad 3 gets about 10° Fahrenheit warmer than the iPad 2. However, there is nothing to worry about. Tweakers.net, a Dutch site, ran the GLBenchmark test for five minutes on the iPad 3 and the iPad 2 to ensure the performance of both devices were at peak, and they later used an infrared camera to measure the differences in temperature.
They found out that the hottest part of the iPad 3 reached 92.5° Fahrenheit when in use, while the iPad 2 was only at 83° Fahrenheit. Nevertheless, it should be noted that even with the increase of 10°, the iPad 3 is still operating within the specified operating temperatures of the fruit company for the device, which are 32° to 95° Fahrenheit.
The cause of the additional heat is thought to be the iPad 3′s A5X chip, which features a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4 graphics processing unit. When you use the device for things like 3D gaming, it is likely to get warmer. But there isn’t anything to worry about as it is in the specified range and won’t burst into flames!
The iPad 3 is doing well and Apple has already sold 3 million units in the first weekend of sales!
Filed under: iPad 3 News
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