A couple of days ago, after the initial excitement of the latest iPad cooled down, right on cue an issue surrounding the newly launched product replaced it. Apple, in the past has a tendency to attract some negative response from new owners of their products as is the case with the antenna issue on iPhone 4 and below par battery life on the iPhone 4S when iOS 5 was out. The latest concern for new consumers of Apple’s latest tablet is that a few users have stated that the iPad’s heat problems occur towards the lower left corner of the tablet. In a related report regarding the heating issues, a website reported that the iPad overheats and shuts down and in the process displaying the message, ‘this iPad needs to cool down.’ Apple through The Loop has issued a statement regarding this problem that is faced by a handful of iPad owners.
Operates well within thermal specifications
The statement by the Cupertino brand reads, “The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications. “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”
The reply by Apple is straightforward and simple and in this case they do not dodge the bullet by stating how it should be held. The new iPad comes with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and runs on four cores of GPU. After a significant amount of usage, like any device, there would tend to be some amount of heat but not so much that should cause any sort of concern to the owner or a potential owner. The report goes on to state, “I have been using the new iPad for almost two weeks — a week before it was released to the public and I’ve seen no heat issues. I use my iPad everyday over LTE and Wi-Fi, holding it my hand and on my lap and the device doesn’t get hot.I have also used all types of applications in my testing of the iPad including GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto and other music apps. These apps take advantage of the faster processor, graphics and Retina display, all without issue.”
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Publish date: March 21, 2012 9:14 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:52 pm