Apparently, all the hubbub about the new iPad heat levels is much ado about nothing. Testing by “PC World” (http://macte.ch/U3FgC) shows that the latest gen Apple tablet runs about the same temperature as Android tablets.
“PC World” pitted the new iPad against the iPad 2 and two popular Android tablets — the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. They found that although the new iPad did run hotter than the iPad 2, the difference wasn’t great.
“And in repeated lab tests of the new iPad, we could not replicate the disturbingly high temperatures that some sources have reported,” says “PC World.” “More important, the new iPad was not dramatically warmer than either the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE, even though its battery has a substantially higher milliampere-per-hour (mAh) rating than theirs do (11666mAh for the new iPad, versus 7000mAh for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 6930mAh for the Transformer Prime).”