New iPad Hotter, but Not Serious Problem: Consumer Reports

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.
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Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.

Apple's new iPad is about 12 degrees hotter than the iPad 2 while running a game, but does not appear to be a serious problem and shouldn't warrant a recall, Consumer Reports told CNBC Tuesday.

"That's hot enough to be uncomfortable at least," Paul Reynolds, Consumer Reports electronics editor, said it a live interview.

Consumer Reports investigated the issue after online complaints from consumers. The new iPad went on sale just this past Friday.

Reynolds said the new iPad reached temperatures in testing of up to 116 degrees.

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