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Is the new iPad too hot to handle?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad during an event in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad during an event in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The new iPad features a sharper screen and a faster processor. Apple says the new display will be even sharper than the high-definition television set in the living room. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

At three million units already sold, Apple's new iPad is hot. But is the new tablet bringing the heat in another way?

Some Apple consumers say the new iPad runs hot, so Consumer Reports decided to test it. They used thermal imaging to see how hot the new iPad got while running video games. It was 12 degrees hotter than the iPad 2.

Yesterday, Dutch website Tweaker.net reported the new iPad ran about 10 degrees hotter than the iPad 2. Today, Apple responded by saying the new iPad "delivers a stunning...display...plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications."

Consumer Reports said the extra heat does not pose a serious concern.

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