Originally Posted by JeffDM
I'm not worried for anyone just yet. It is also known that the backlight consumes about 2.5 more power than the previous model (was 2.something watts, now 7 watts), so as the article mentions, owners can turn down the brightness. The explanation that the GPU is more powerful doesn't explain why the whole device is warmer (not just near the GPU), but the backlight does, so it's probably a combination of the two.
That's a great point, and I'm sure also that's why people (including myself) notice much more warmth (but not too hot) during the day when it is sunnier and warmer, and where you need to put the brightness to max.
Originally Posted by Apple ][
I heard that Apple is releasing a special edition iPad for anybody who whines about the new one being slightly warm.
It will feature a battery that is half the size of the current battery. Of course, it will only last for 5 hours, but too fucking bad.
It will also feature a single core processor with a half core GPU and It will run even cooler than the iPad 1. You will not have the power to use 74% of all available apps, but too fucking bad.
The main killer feature on the special edition iPad will be the anti-retina display. This display will have half the resolution of the iPad 1. Things may not look all that sharp anymore, but too fucking bad, it'll run cooler and require less resources.
I want a half core GPU, sounds fancy!
Originally Posted by aaarrrgggh
You are misreading that specification; that is the ambient temperature, not the surface temperature. From the IR photos, the ambient temperature is around 72 degrees, or the unit operates at a 20 degree temperature rise. At a 95F ambient, you would expect the temperature to be close to 115F, or hot to the touch.
Depends, the temperature compared to ambient temperature is of course not a linear relationship.
So, finally, at the risk of sounding like a smartass, my Science degree comes in handy.
Take iPad 1, 2, 3, Galaxy Tab
Make ambient temperature the variable, 70degF to 110degF
Measure tablet temperatures running various CPU/GPU loads
Make brightness the variable
Your welcome, that's your PhD thesis right there.
I know, I'm not making much sense at the moment, will be off to play Mass Effect 3 and then sleep time.