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Is the New iPad’s Overheating Issue Exaggerated?

With every Apple product release comes the rumours related to the new device's issues in the form of catchy name tags.

There was the memorable Antennagate, then Batterygate that plagued various generations of the iPhone. Now do we really have the matter of Heatgate when it comes to the new iPad?

Many websites reported the users' discontent on this matter. Also, tech reviewers performed various tests to find out exactly how hot the new iPad can get.

The results pointed out that the third generation Apple tablet heats up more than its predecessor, by about 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

The new iPad can warm up to 116 degrees, which is still in the acceptable Apple range. Thermal images published all over the Internet clearly revealed the difference between the two devices.

When the topic hit a frantic state with hundreds of users commenting on the situation in the dedicated forums, Apple delivered a chilly response. The reaction came from Apple PR's Trudy Muller: "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."

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.