“Responding to numerous customer complaints, Consumer Reports has issued a report saying Apple Inc.’s new iPad runs hotter than its predecessor but that it was ‘not especially uncomfortable,'” Ian Sherr reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The new iPad can get as hot as 116 degrees Fahrenheit while performing processor-intensive tasks such as playing videogames or downloading files,” Sherr reports. “That temperature is 13 degrees more than the iPad 2,” Consumer Reports said.”
Sherr reports, “The results did vary a little when the device was plugged in, but Consumer Reports said it didn’t matter much. ‘During our tests, I held the new iPad in my hands,’ Consumer Reports‘ Donna Tapellini said in a statement. ‘When it was at its hottest, it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period.’ Consumer Reports‘ statement about the iPad’s heat didn’t mention whether or not the publication would recommend the device.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: You mean to say that even Consumer Reports‘ massive investigation and oh-so-scientific testing couldn’t turn up anything? The American Association of Class Action Ambulance Chasers are going to be mighty disappointed. No beach houses paid for by Apple this year!
Meanwhile, the subscribers of Consumer Reports await the announcement of the publication’s meaningless recommendation with full Depends.
What’s FUD, Inc. going to do now? Get Greenpeace and Change.org on the horn!
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