Testicle-boiling new iPad ignites fanboi fury
US watchdog backs 116°F sizzling slab outrage
US consumer organization Consumer Reports has backed punters’ assertions that the new iPad can overheat in normal use.
Owners of the fondleslab have been complaining on various Apple forums (this discussion, for example, runs to 21 pages) that the device can become “burning hot” under various conditions.
As one user wrote: “Maybe their 'human interface guidelines' should assume real people are using these devices and not humanoids with plastic arms and legs.”
Consumer Reports has now chimed in with a measurement, and states that the fondleslab can reach temperatures of 116°F “particularly when running videogames”.
“We are not saying it is a dangerous product, but 116 degrees can be a little uncomfortable,” Consumer Reports’ James McQueen told AFP.
Consumer Reports says its tests confirm that the new iPad can be "about 12 degrees warmer than the iPad 2" during intensive tasks like videogames or large file downloads.
"One rear corner of the new iPad appeared to be a hot spot", it states.
According to AllThingsD, Apple decided not to try the “you’re holding it wrong” line that worked so well during “Antennagate”. Instead, it merely says the “stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE* plus 10 hours of battery life” are all operating “well within our thermal specifications” and suggested customers with problems contact AppleCare.
Apple did not, however, discuss any relationship between its “thermal specifications” and those of, for example, human skin. ®
*4G LTE features not usable outside America, a mess which is only slowly percolating to other countries. El Reg saw on Twitter this morning (March 21) that New Zealanders are the latest to discover the Great 4G Disappointment. ®
How to make an Android tablet compelling for an Apple fanboy:
1) Disable most of the useful features
2) Double the price
3) Tell them they won't be cool without it
Don't worry, A generation will fix it.
The new iPad3 hotspot is an intentional design feature that Apple were forced to include by the US government. It's designed so when it's on the lap, it reduces sperm count of Apple owners and stops them breeding.
The US government were extremely worried by the low intelligence of the Apple buying population, and this is designed to restore the balance.
If you have watched Idiotcracy, then you will know the dangers of allowing Apple owners to continue to breed.
The Brawndo iPad3, it's got a retina display and electrolytes, as that's what plants crave.
Re: ouch @ Chet Mannly
"well look at betamax, jaguar, dreamcast and HD-DVD, they are dead. VHS, GameBoy, Playstation and Blue-ray won."
So, you are saying that Apple will win the tablet war, and based on previous experience, the inferior formats win?
Okay, thanks for that clarification.