Apple's new iPad gets as hot as 46.7 degrees Celsius after prolonged use, eight degrees hotter than its predecessor, Bloomberg quoted Consumer Reports as saying Tuesday. Tests found that the gadget reaches the temperature during process-intensive tasks including video games.
The temperatures reached 46.7 degrees "on the front and rear of the new iPad while playing Infinity Blade II," it said. "When it was at its hottest, it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period," one of the testers said.
The finding is unlikely to affect the decision of the magazine, which is published by the U.S. Consumers Union, to recommend the gadget.
Consumer Reports said it is further looking into iPads for any possible overheating problems and other tablet PCs as well, given an earlier conclusion that a laptop that "heats up to 48.9 degrees or more could damage bare skin over time."
After completing further tests, Consumer Reports will release its evaluation in the next few days. The new iPad sold over 3 million units in just four days of release.