Consumer Reports on Tuesday released a preliminary report saying it had found that the new iPad can heat up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit, 13 degrees higher than its predecessor, the iPad 2. The health effects of tech gadgets is a hotly debated topic among scientists. Here’s a look at various studies about the tech gadgets you own.
A customer works on the new iPad at the Apple flagship retail store in San Francisco. Consumer Reports in March said its tests found that the new iPad can reach a temperature of 116 degrees. But in a summary of its test results, the magazine's Donna Tapellini wrote, “When it was at its hottest, it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period.” But that does not seem to be hot enough to pose any health concerns similar to those of the “toasted skin syndrome” that some laptop computers can cause. Robert Galbraith/Reuters Buy Photo