No, your new iPad is not burning up – at least, according to Apple. The tech giant has moved swiftly to shut down talk about overheating iPads, advising anyone who's finding their slate a little too toasty to get on the phone to AppleCare, pronto.
Apple's iPad forum lit up with complaints following the new tablet's release last Friday, with users claiming it was too hot to hold. Overheating occurs when the iPad is in portrait mode with the home-button at the bottom, according to forum users, with the tablet then becoming heated in the lower-left hand corner.
Apple issued a statement to All Things D, stating, "The new iPad .. operates well within our thermal specifications. If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare."
Apple suffered similar manufacturing issues with its iPhone 4 smartphone, after customers complained the phone's signal would drop out when the handset was held in a certain way. The problem was traced to metal casing around the side of the handset, and Apple offered affected users a special case.
This article originally appeared at Stuff.tv
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