iPad Overheat

iPad Overheating Controversy Not Over... Just Beginning!

Apple claims the new iPad is ÔÇťoperating well within thermal specifications," but that hasn't stopped the complaints about iPads "overheating" from piling up. Early today the Dutch website Tweakers.net conducted a 5-minute GL benchmark on both the iPad 2 and 3. Their results showed that the new iPad reached 92.5 Fahrenheit (33.6 degrees Celsius), which is well within Apple's listed operating requirements.

iPad 3

Consumer Reports ran their own test which revealed that the iPad 3 "can run significantly hotter than the earlier iPad 2 model when running an action game." The new iPad reached 116 degrees Fahrenheit while playing Infinity Blade II. This is much higher than Apple's official listed operating temperature of 32-95 degrees Fahrenheit (0-35 degrees Celsius).

Books Have Better Heat Tolerance Than iPad

A group of plaintiffs from Oakland have discovered that the iPad is prone to overheating when left in direct sunlight or used in an area with high ambient temperatures. They have filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing the company of deceptive advertising, fraud, selling defective tablet computers, and violating California's consumer protection and unfair business practices laws.

Apple iPad Temperature Warning Heat

All this because they believe that the iPad is marketed with the claim that "reading on iPad is just like reading a book." The disaffected iPad owners were apparently tricked into spending over $500 on an iPad in the belief that it would be perfectly usable in the same weather conditions outdoors as a paper book.

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