“Consumer Reports, which reviews everything from electronics to cars, noticed comments on online forums and on Apple’s website about excessive heat from the new device, which went on sale Friday, and decided to look into the issue, a spokesman said,” Reuters reports. “The group will publish its findings on Tuesday after finishing a battery of tests, the spokesman added.”
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MacDailyNews Take: FUDtastic! This charade couldn’t be any more transparent.
Hey, whatever it takes to put AAPL on sale, right?
What took you so long, Consumer Reports? Your Hoverounds not charged up this morning? Misplaced your dentures? Bet when they heard about the “online reports” (read: FUD planted by Apple’s roadkill and/or stock market manipulators), everyone at Consumer Reports promptly filled their Depends.
“Influential U.S. consumer watchdog.” Who does Consumer Reports really influence, exactly? The media echo chamber never questions or reports, it just regurgitates and amplifies whatever horseshit the fake iPad maker and/or hedge fund planted, so we’ll tell you who Consumer Reports influences: Grandmas looking for their last vacuum cleaner.
We can’t wait to see Consumer Reports’ tests. “When placed on a heating pad turned up to 10, the iPad exhibited a noticeably hot surface. When rested on a hot water bottle, the iPad threw off an unusually large amount of heat. When set on a hot-plate upon which we had just boiled our daily prunes for mashing, the new iPad became strikingly hot to the touch. Therefore, even though the new iPad ranks highest in every category we measure (and several that we don’t), Consumer Reports cannot in good conscience recommend the new iPad. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, which does not get hot during normal operation, remains Consumer Reports Top Pick, especially since neither we nor our readership can even see the iPad, much less its so-called ‘Retina display,’ nor do we know WTF an “App” even is.”
For the umpteenth time: Consumer Reports is a garbage publication, bird cage liner for bird-haters, an anachronism looking to ride Apple’s coattails to gin up free publicity as their readership is rapidly dying off and/or is already dead. Their ability to judge electronics of any kind is nil. If you subscribe, cancel immediately. Tell your friends and family to wake up, too.
Can’t compete? Spread bullshit that will ultimately have no impact on Apple nor assuage the pain of your abject failure. Like Mac Cube mold lines termed “cracks,” iPod “scratches,” iPhone antennas, Chinese labor, iPhone antennas again (try and try again and fail both times), trojans misrepresented as “viruses,” etc., this is nothing more than white noise that loudly announces the beginning of yet another new stretch of Apple roadkill.
This is the heat they really fear: Apple sells over 3 million new iPads in three days.
FUD, Inc. works like clockwork. Watch for reports and forum posts that take what is a normally-operating, warmer-running iPad and conflate it into “overheating.” Anyone who does so works for Apple’s so-called “competition” or their PR firms/departments, or is being manipulated by them, or is simply seriously misinformed.
We’ve used both the original iPad and the iPad 2. We now use the new iPads and have been since Day One. They run slightly warmer because they are significantly more powerful and capable. Even after hours of continuous use, they are not “hot” to the touch, nor are they not performing as intended.
If this is the best the FUDsters can come up with this time, they are even more doomed than usual.
Here’s the statement that Apple just released this morning: “The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications. If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.” (via AllThingsD‘s Peter Kafka)
Like clockwork: Let the iPad ‘overheating’ FUD begin! – March 20, 2012
Infrared test shows more powerful new iPad running a safe 10-degrees warmer than iPad 2 – March 20, 2012