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New iPad Burns Hotter

The new iPad reportedly runs 10 degrees hotter than its predecessor, but Apple says it's not a problem.

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    Woz in line in Los Angeles waiting for new iPad release. (Published Friday, Mar 16, 2012)

    Despite reports and complaints that the new iPad runs hotter than its predecessor, Apple says it's not a problem.

    “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," Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told All Things D.

    Steve Wozniak In Line For New iPad

    [BAY] Steve Wozniak In Line For New iPad
    Woz in line in Los Angeles waiting for new iPad release. (Published Friday, Mar 16, 2012)

    Some tests have shown that the new iPad measures 92.5 degrees Fahrenheit, significantly warmer than the iPad 2's 82.9-degree heat. 

    Consumer Reports found it to be 13 degrees hotter.

    New iPad Release in San Francisco

    [BAY] New iPad Release in San Francisco
    Bob Redell is in San Francisco at an AT&T store awaiting the release of the New iPad. He's got it in his hands as he compares it to the older versions. People in line explain to him why they are out so early in the morning waiting to get their hands on the New iPad. (Published Friday, Mar 16, 2012)

    Complaints on the Apple forum seem to indicate users are unhappy with the temperature, even calling it "uncomfortably warm" and that a user could "cook some eggs on it." Several said they were returning the device, while others said they only experienced momentary heat fluctuations.

    Still, the complaint got Consumer Reports involved, and the consumer advocacy group will conduct tests and release their findings on the new iPad today, according to Reuters.

    Next Generation iPad Hits the Shelves

    [LA] Next Generation iPad Hits the Shelves
    NBC 4's Mekahlo Medina was one of the first people to get their hands on a brand new iPad. Should you upgrade? He'll break it down for you. (Published Friday, Mar 16, 2012)

    Most of us remember back to the antenna problem with the iPhone 4, when Apple attempted to downplay and deny there was a problem. Let's hope if this proves as troublesome that Apple quickly fixes the glitch rather than dragging its feet.