Consumer Reports has found, through a series of studies, that the new iPad is hotter than the iPad 2, but not hot enough to warrant lambasting the device every chance they get. According to the company, “the new iPad is warmer in its hottest spots than the iPad 2, but we didn’t find those temperatures to be cause for concern.” The company has managed to completely do a 180 degree turnaround with its rating for the new iPad and now lists the device among its top tablets on the market.
This is where we laugh out loud. Anyone who has had their hand on the new iPad for more than two hours of consecutive, non-stop usage knows the device gets warm. Those same people know that the temperature isn’t really all that big of a deal. Why it took Consumer Reports over two weeks to figure that out is beyond us at this point.
According to a new study by ChangeWave Research, 82 percent of consumers were very satisfied with the device, with 74 percent of previous iPad owners being satisfied with the new iPad on a whole. Out of the major concerns with the device, consumers were most annoyed by the price and cost of a wireless data plan. Only 7 percent of respondents were concerned with the heat coming off of the device.