Jim Dalrymple at The Loop:
There have been a couple of stories on the Internet in the past few days that say the iPad runs a bit hotter than its predecessor. Apple on Tuesday responded.
My third-gen iPad does feel slightly warm after using it casually for a while. I never noticed this on the iPad 2, and it does reduce the perceived elegance of the new iPad, but I also don’t think it’s a big deal. The original iPhone got much warmer and nobody cared.
I hope that future iPads run cooler and can be lighter as the chips mature and shrink, but I would never consider the new iPad’s slight warmth to be a problem worth mentioning if nobody else had.