In recent reports, the new iPad is running up to 12 degrees hotter than the iPad 2. Reason being is because of the Retina Display and faster quad core processor. It just goes to show that even with advancements in technology, battery life and heat are still issues that continue to be battled in the tablet industry.
Apple has seemed to have had some bad luck recently with its batteries. You might have seen in the news that an iPhone almost caught itself on fire because of an overheating battery. A user on an Australian airplane was using their iPhone like any other user would. After a little while using the device, the back panel became scorching hot, cracking the glass to expose bright red internal components and burning the user. Let’s just hope that the new iPad doesn’t get that bad.
Apple has been granted the patent for a hydrogen battery cell. However, only the design has been patented and not the actual device. Word has it that the technology is not there to make it cost effective enough to place in their devices yet. We would be lucky enough if we saw it in iPhone 7.
No matter what type of device we use, whether it’s a tablet, smartphone, or even a laptop, the battery life is always going be frustrating, at least for the time being. With technology the way it is, it becomes frustrating when we have the capabilities to do certain tasks but yet we are limited to the amount of time we can do them. In this day in age, you would think that we would have the technology to produce batteries that last longer. Hopefully soon we have the solution.