Tech site Tweakers.net took the initiative to really find out if the new, 3rd-generation iPad runs at a hotter temperature that the previous model. Well, while running the GLBenchmark and looking at both models through an infrared cam, they confirmed that it runs at 33.6 degrees centigrade (92.5 Fahrenheit), compared to 28.3 centigrade (82.9 Fahrenheit) with the iPad 2.
Keep in mind there are numerous changing variables in their hypothesis. For one, every new iPad could have gone through something in its manufacturing process that could be considered a defect, or some change of sorts that causes the higher temperature. And of course, there’s no control group of other iPad 2s and new iPads to really prove this. It’s only one report. Regardless, if you think it’s warmer when using it, then you’re probably right. Via: Tweakers