Apple didn't take much time to react to the issue.they immediately issued the following statement.
“The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications. If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”
well! we should expect a increase in heating as the new iPad got a quad core GPU and the highest resolution mobile screen on earth with a superb backlighting.my idea is Apple uses should ignore the 5°C because their fingers wont burn.
consumer reports says the new iPad reaches 46.6 . see the following thermal images.
the test done in a room with a 22°C temperature.plug the new iPad to a smart cover and switched off the 4G on the new iPad and let wifi on and left infinity blade 2 to run 45 minutes.then the measurements were taken. the new iPad reached 46.6°C and iPad 2 reached 39.4°C
the consumer test was repeated for the 2nd time after unplugging the chargers of both iPads,that gave cooler results , 45°C for the new iPad and 38.3°C for the iPad 2
News via GSM Arena