Overheating iPad? There’s an app for that

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hotpad-150.pngComplaints of overheating iPads have led to rigorous testing. While Consumer Reports says they have had the device up to a startling, yet cosy, 116 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees warmer than the iPad 2), testing by CNET, using Netflix and video game Infinity Blade 2 to turn up the heat, did not register temperatures exceeding 97 degrees Fahrenheit.

CNET concluded that, “the new 2012 iPad runs warmer than the iPad 2, but it’s no hotter than many laptops under similar conditions”.

Those in cooler climes may welcome a warm iPad in their hands, and here’s something for iPad-owning coffee lovers. The creative folks over at Primary Coffee Co. are putting the iPad’s heat emissions to good use by turning the device into a Hot Pad via the use of an app that overclocks the CPU. Users simply put their coffee mug on the image of heat coils displayed by the app and the problem of cold coffee is solved.

On a more serious note, while Primary Coffee Co. say their HotPad “will not break, melt, or otherwise destroy your iPad” they can’t guarantee what effect the coffee might have on the device.



Kristina Knight is a freelance writer based in Ohio, United States. She began her career in radio and television broadcasting, focusing her energies on health and business reporting. After six years in the industry, Kristina branched out on her own. Since 2001, her articles have appeared in Family Delegate, Credit Union Business, FaithandValues.com and with Threshold Media.