Wired tested tested the new iPad against some Android tablets for heating during use and found the new iPad to be middle of the road.
The result? The third-generation iPad reached just 94 degrees Fahrenheit in its hottest rear chassis location (slightly below, and to the right of, the Apple logo when the tablet is held in portrait mode). Ninety-four degrees is not an uncomfortable temperature in ones hands, and it is also well short of the alarming 116 degrees publicized by Consumer Reports, as well as our own 108 degree reading. Dead Space may not tax the iPad’s internals as much as Infinity Blade 2, but it is still a demanding 3-D game in the tablet space, and will certainly evoke hotter run temperatures than a mail program, YouTube orAngry Birds during continuous use.
Two magicians from Sweden, Charlie Caper and Erik Rosales made a new iPad act which you can see in the video after the break. In this act they perform magic tricks using seven new iPads at the MIPIM in Cannes. » New iPad Magic Act
The new iPad has been released in 25 additional countries today, just a week after the original launch. “We finally got our hands on The new iPad since we live in the Netherlands.” The new iPad went on-sale at 8 a.m. PST and became available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. » The New iPad Launched In 25 More Countries Today
The second wave of new iPads has arrived. At 12 o’clock in the evening we were allowed to enter the Apple Premium Reseller here in the Netherlands. There were a little over one hundred people waiting in line, so not very American I guess. But I entered the store as the 21st customer and only 10 minutes later I left the building with my black, Wi-Fi, 32GB, third generation iPad. And will the smart cover work? How about the case, will it fit? Find out in the unboxing video I made, below.
Angry Birds Space has finally been released for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. For the first time ever you will be launched into space to destroy worlds and kill the green pigs. Keep in mind that the game doesn’t come as a universal app but as separate apps for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Angry Birds Space adds a whole new gameplay element. Gravity is very important in succeeding. But there’s more. » Angry Birds Space Available In The App Store Now
Apples iconic iPad has only been around for two years, yet it is already in its third generation. Take a look after the break to see how the new iPad compares with its predecessors. » iPad vs iPad 2 vs New iPad [infographic]
Many reports about the new iPad claim that the iPad gets warmer than the iPad 2. Consumer Reports found their third generation iPad reached temperatures up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit after running Infinity Blade 2 for 45 minutes. The extra heat is caused by the more powerful A5X chip processing the Retina Display of the device, and the battery providing the energy the screen and the processor need. An interesting observation is the fact that the new iPad didn’t even charge while playing Infinity Blade 2. It seems the iPad is unable to provide power for running the game and charging the battery at the same time. Statements from Consumer Reports and Apple after the break.