The new iPad runs 10 degrees hotter than the iPad 2
Some users are reporting issues with excessive heat from the new iPad
Tests have shown that the new iPad runs about 10 degrees hotter than its predecessor during typical usage.
In a study conducted by Dutch site Tweakers.net, the new iPad ran at 92.5 degrees compared to 82.9 degrees for the iPad 2, after running GLBenchmark for five minutes.
Of course, this isn't all that surprising, given the fact that the new iPad is a thirsty beast that's using a larger, more powerful battery to feed its Retina Display and dual-core A5X processor with quad-core graphics.
However, BGR notes that there is a bit of chatter on the internet about overheating issues, with some people reporting that the new iPad would display a warning message: ”the iPad needs to cool down," and turn off.
All-in-all though, the overheating issue appears to be affecting a small number of users. Generally speaking, the reviews of the new iPad have been exceedingly positive, due mostly to that brillant 2048 x 1536 display.