Up to 13'F hotter, according to a recent Consumer Reports article:
Source: http://news.consumerreports.org/elec...ing-games.htmlUsing a thermal imaging camera, Consumer Reports engineers recorded temperatures as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit on the front and rear of the new iPad while playing Infinity Blade II.
Our tests follow numerous complaints now cropping up about how hot the new iPad can get while doing processor-intensive tasks, such as gaming or downloads.
When unplugged, the back of the new iPad reached temperatures as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit. It was only when plugged in that it hit 116 degrees.The hottest areas weren't evenly distributed throughout the iPad's back, but were concentrated near one corner of the display.
So, when plugged in, the back of the new iPad became as much as 12 degrees hotter than the iPad 2 did in the same tests; while unplugged the difference was 13 degrees.
So the 'New iPad', although much more powerful and full featured than its predecessor, does seem to run a little hot under its hood. Skin damage usually starts to take place for most people around 125'F. At 116'F I'd say it's nearing the warning level of safe temperatures, although I think laptops are still more likely to burn someone, mainly because they're so prone to getting clogged with dust (causing an increase in temperature) and iPads are self-contained with no ventilation.
Some people have already complained about how hot the new iPad model runs, but I think it's also too early to determine whether or not skin injuries will be reported.
What do you guys think?