Mere hours after Apple assured the world that the new iPad 3 tablet doesn't have an overheating problem, new tests have clocked the device running at a staggering 116 degrees Fahrenheit.
The independent, non-profit Consumer Reports organisation took the measurement with a thermal imaging camera after playing Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes while the device was plugged in.
The consumer champion says its findings came in at 13 degrees higher than the hottest temperature reached when using an iPad 2 and, indeed, well above Apple's own thermal specifications.
Not evenly distributed
The report says the hottest areas are concentrated around certain corners of the tablet, but also points out that the temperatures caused no user discomfort.
Consumer Reports says: "The hottest areas weren't evenly distributed throughout the iPad's back, but were concentrated near one corner of the display as shown in the images taken from the rear of the device above.
"During our tests, I held the new iPad in my hands. When it was at its hottest, it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period."