The latest, much discussed news about the new iPad is related to the so-called "heatgate" issue.
Compared to the previous model, the new iPad gets a lot more hotter, and this is not necessarily a good thing. Users noticed and complained on Apple's dedicated forums that their new device heats up after intense use, reaching higher temperatures than that of the iPad 2.
However, when compared to other high-end Android tablets, the new iPad has a similar heat level, as MacWorld recently discovered.
The teams of MacWorld used a Raytek Raynger ST-Handheld Infrared Thermometer and ran multiple tests to investigate the situation. They confirmed the difference between the second and third generation iPad but they also wanted to go further.
The teams used an Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (running Android 4.0) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE from Verizon for comparison. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 with its plastic back reached 98 Fahrenheit degrees as the maximum hot spot, which is only 2 Fahrenheit degrees cooler than the new iPad.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, which like the new iPad has metal components to disperse heat, was the coolest tablet tested, as it reached 91 Fahrenheit degrees.
Source: MacWorld UK