Consumer watchdog warns new ipads are hot to handle
SAN FRANCISCO | A vaunted consumer watchdog organization on Tuesday warned that Apple’s new ipad is a bit hot to handle.
U.S. nonprofit product testing group Consumer Reports reported that the new-generation ipad with its more powerful processor hit temperatures as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit, particularly when running video games.
“It does run warmer than its predecessor,” Consumer Reports spokesman James Mcqueen said of the third-generation ipad.
“People need to exercise caution,” he continued. “We are not saying it is a dangerous product, but 116 degrees can be a little uncomfortable.”
Consumer reports said the new ipad got about 12 degrees warmer than the ipad 2 tablet while performing the same intensive tasks, such as video games or downloading large files.
One rear corner of the new ipad appeared to be a hot spot.
Apple did not respond to Agence France-presse requests for comment, but prior to the release of the Consumer Reports thermal analysis issued a public statement saying that the new ipad operates “well within our thermal specifications.”