It’s inevitable. A few days after Apple releases a new product, reports and complaints surface that something’s amiss.
Sometimes these problems are legitimate. When Apple released the iPhone 4 in 2010, it soon emerged that a design flaw related to the device’s antenna resulted in more dropped calls. But often there’s nothing to the complaints. Remember the iPhone 4S’s “Yellowgate” issue for instance?
The latest iPad release is not immune to the trend. This time, the charge is that the tablet runs too hot. Some have even claimed that the iPad gets so toasty that it goes into “cool-down mode” and becomes temporarily unusable.
There may be something to this. A test by Engadget revealed that the new iPad runs 10 degrees warmer than the old model.
Now we want to hear from you. Does your new iPad run hotter than the old model? Take our poll and let us know. Feel free also to sound off in the comments about your experiences with Apple’s new tablet.
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The New iPad Details Hit Apple.com
The new 9.7-inch iPad has 2048 x 1536-pixel retina display, 5-megapixel camera (with the same optics sensor from the iPhone 4S) and 1080p video recording. It is available March 16 in black and white, powered by A5X chip (with quad-core graphics) and supports 4G LTE networks. It's 9.4 millimeters thick and 1.4 pounds.
Wi-Fi only iPads cost $499 for 16 GB, $599 32 GB and $699 for 64 GB, while 4G versions cost $629 for 16 GB, $729 32 GB and $829 for 64 GB. Pre-orders start today, and the devices will be in stores March 16 in these 10 countries: U.S., UK, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.