Consumer Reports Recommends New iPad As Your Next Home Grill
I can imagine it going something like this, in which they make up a problem.
Editor: “Okay, what’s the verdict on the new iPad?”
Reporter: “It’s perfect!”
E: “Perfect? That can’t be right. There’s got to be a problem somewhere!”
R: “Uh … nope. It’s like the first two, just faster and better. Even the battery’s better.”
E: “But did you notice anything … different?”
R: “Um … it got a bit warmer than the old one did when I was playing games on it. But my phone gets warm too —”
E: “THERE WE GO! ‘iPAD 3 TOO HOT TO HANDLE’ I’ve got the lead! Now we can scare people into thinking it’s as bad as we wanted them to think the iPhone 4 was!”
Consumer Reports seems to like to pick on Apple more than other companies. Apple’s big enough that they don’t need macheads to defend them anymore, but rather to call attention to the ridiculousness and double-standards. The new iPad is 1.8% hotter than the old one. Not 1.8 degrees, 1.8%.
They just like to manufacture bullshit news, just like with Antennagate in 2010 when the iPhone 4 came out (spoilers: I’ve had one since August 2010 and have had zero problems with the antenna).
Or apparently the iPad consumes data when streaming on a cellular data plan.
In other news, water is wet, the sky is blue, and Apple has more money than you.