The new iPad is on fire, selling 3 million units in just 3 days. It’s also literally hot, running 5.3 degrees centigrade (41.54 degrees F) warmer than the iPad 2. Dutch tech site Tweakers.net used a forward looking infrared camera (FLIR) to measure the temperature differences between an iPad 2 and the new iPad.
Some iPad owners posted in forums with similar observations in the past few days, but most were dismissed by trolls as being too sensitive (one even said turning off the new iPad will definitely cool it down).
The area where the most heat radiates is believed to be the location of the processors, and the SGX543MP4 GPU of the new iPad seems to be working overtime to keep the vaunted retina display (2048 x 1536) crisp and clear. In the FLIR image the iPad 2’s processor area also warmed up a bit, but the PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU didn’t have as much eye candy to worry about.
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