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Consumer Reports tests new iPad

March 20, 2012 3:50:57 PM PDT
Complaints that Apple's new iPad gets too hot have been put to a test.

Consumer Reports just completed tests of the newly-released iPad in response to online complaints that the device emits a large amount of heat when in use.

Consumer Reports testers say the new iPad gets 13 degrees hotter than the iPad 2 when playing a game.

A thermal imaging camera recorded temperatures as high as 116 degrees when the new iPad was plugged into an outlet. Unplugged it reached temperatures as high as 113 degrees.

Consumer Reports says it's not aware of any health risks associated to the heating issue.


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