Untill we get our hands on the new iPads to actually feel how cool or hot they run, there’s a pretty suggestive clue about this in Apple’s tech specs sheet.
As most of you might already know, energy can usually dissipate by means of heat, light, noise and movement. In iPad’s case, we can consider anything but heat dissipation constant, so relative battery capacity would relate to how hot the new iPad Air and iPad mini with retina will run.
The following table shows battery capacities in watt-hour:
This means the new iPad mini with retina should run signifigantly hotter than the current iPad mini, while the new iPad Air should be somewhat cooler than iPad 4, although not as cool as iPad 2 nor as the current iPad mini.
Whether you’re a fan of cool devices, you should enjoy the iPad Air more than the new iPad mini w/ retina, if the above figures are correct.
Ofcourse this assumes that the 10 hours listed battery life is the same for all devices.
Let’s wait and see the first reviews after the new iPads are available later this month.