Middle school science with iPad temperatures

John Gruber on these heat tests going around today:

As Alex Dedalus points out on Twitter, to say this is a crap headline is give crap headlines a bad name.

This is great stuff.



  • swotam

    Sigh, The Verge. The Entertainment Tonight of tech blogs.

  • http://www.newsloops.net/ Mark Rogers

    A difference of about 5C (if true) still seems like a lot.

  • Buckeyestar

    Sure, mine gets a little warmer in one corner when it’s working hard, but that’s all. It gets warmer, never hot. Non issue, nothing to see here, move along.

  • lucascott

    Of course there’s also the detail of how exactly did someone stress the iPad to get that high of a temp. I’ve done it once since I got it on Friday. While downloading my iCloud backup etc on a charger for 2-3 hours. The dock connector end was noticeably warm, not hot, certainly not uncomfortable to hold. I was at work at the time and by the time I left work perhaps an hour later, with it turned off and asleep in my bag during that time, it had totally cooled off. hasn’t been that hot since and I was using it a lot on set the past 3 days much of it running videos for the camera crew and the stunt team