It seems that with every Apple product launch, the media loves to wreak havoc on Apple in whatever way they can. Remember Antennagate? Well, now the media is causing controversy over heat complaints about the new iPad. Apple has responded only hours after an infrared test of the new iPad showed it running 10 degrees hotter than the previous-generation iPad 2. The new iPad was measured at 92.5 degrees Fahrenheit, while the iPad 2 measured 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Loop reports that Apple issued a statement regarding the heat complaints about the new iPad. The company says that the iPad operates “well within our thermal specifications”.
“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,” Apple representative Trudy Muller, told The Loop. “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”
This is beyond ridiculous, really. Customers aren’t complaining, and yet media thinks it is OK to cause problems. Maybe media needs to get its definition of “hot” checked, really. Of course one needs to cautious. After all, Consumer Reports iPhone 4 recommendation affected sales. Oh wait, no it didn’t!
I have been using the new iPad for 4 days now and have not had any issues at all. Yes, the iPad does get “warm”, but not “hot”. Can somebody please point out a device that doesn’t get warm while using?
Anyway, this isn’t going to affect sales by any means. In fact, yesterday, Apple announced that they had sold 3 million iPads in just 4 days.