It looks like we weren't the only ones to notice the new iPad getting slightly warmer (Check out our iPad review) than expected. Dutch website Tweakers.net has taken an infrared camera to the new iPad and revealed that it runs at up to 33.6 degrees Celsius (92.5 Fahrenheit) when running the GLBenchmark — that's 5.3 degrees Celsius (9.6 Fahrenheit) more than the iPad 2, which reached 28.3 degrees Celsius (82.9 Fahrenheit). The site noted that the hottest part of the device was the lower right corner where the processor is located, but didn't test for any increase in heat when using the LTE radio.
Of course, this isn't a huge jump in temperature, and in any case it's difficult to take a single report as gospel — after all, it's only based on an individual device that could well have gone through the manufacturing process differently to others. So, we'd like to hear your experiences with the new iPad — does it feel hotter to you than previous tablets? How does it compare to your laptop or phone? When do you notice it heating up the most? Have you found any fixes? Let us know in the comments!
Update: The headline of this post originally said that the new iPad ran 18 percent hotter than the iPad 2, which can be interpreted multiple ways — we'd been using it relative to the freezing and boiling points of water, 0 and 100. We've removed the percentage to eliminate any confusion.