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Techie discusses problems with new iPad

By Mike Wendland | Posted - Mar. 24, 2012 at 8:23 p.m.



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DETROIT -- The new iPad has been out for only a little over a week, and while it may be setting new sales records for Apple, it's not without its problems.

You may have seen the reports that this brand new iPad supposedly runs about 10 degrees hotter than the older version. But when using the minimalist magnetic cover by Apple, it's difficult to detect any rise in operating heat. With wraparound covers that goes over the sides and the back, however, it does feel warmer than the iPad 2.

Still, Apple insists that the extra heat isn't a big deal, and that it doesn't affect anything.

More problematic, though, is another issue involving the standard charging unit. If you use it while running an app, you may be in for a surprise involving a sub-par charge.

The reason? Apparently the standard charger that comes with the iPad can't handle the extra duty required when it involves charging and running an app with that new high definition screen on the iPad. There's no word yet on whether Apple plans to replace this charger but it may frustrate users in the meantime.

Mike Wendland is an independent contributor to NBC News Channel.

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