iPad 3 is hot? Try the original 3G/4G chips
God forbid I actually defend an Apple product, but this is mostly me bashing on stupidity (rather than Apple, for a change). Consumer Reports published their article titled “
Our test finds new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games” and all the people of the world freakout because this is A GINORMOUS NUMBER! Really, I mean, it’s huge. It’s not like it’s even been that warm in California, Indiana or Utah (note: These are geographic regions not gadget code names).Oh wait, it has. There are
numerous devices out there with similar issues (and yes, I could have linked more, but I got bored at 4). I’ve had numerous 3G and 4G devices that really cook. Not because the processor is warm, but because the cellular chipsets really kick out a substantial amount of heat when they are transferring data.Also, do you remember
So where were we… Oh yes.
Dear Consumer Reports,
Modern electronics generate heat. It is a fact of life. Unless the heat is dangerous (i.e. it will burn you) or is significantly uncomfortable in a portable device (e.g. a cell phone that’s too hot to hold)… please shut up. Thanks.