Apple iPad dissatisfaction by some consumers

Apple fans were thrilled earlier this month when the newest iPad, the successor to the iPad 2, went on sale.

It sold a record 3 million units its first weekend, far more than the previous generation iPad 2.  And it's expected to continue to be a sales smash.

The new iPad has several major advancements, the biggest being a "retina" display, high definition screen that shows movies and games true HD.

However, the tech blog Byte.com has listed a number of reasons some buyers are disenchanted with their new iPad, saying "the honeymoon may already be over with Apple's newest gadget."

Why some are unhappy

The report says owners are noticing several drawbacks:

1. The new iPad runs much hotter than the previous model.  Consumer Reports Magazine says it warms up to 116 degrees, which it calls uncomfortably hot on a user's lap.

2. It draws twice the wattage of the earlier model.  While the battery is 70% more powerful, reports say draws 100 percent more wattage, meaning battery life is shorter.

3. Battery recharge time is considerably longer.

4.  It is both heavier and thicker than the iPad 2, when many users were hoping it would be thinner and lighter.

You can still buy the old model with a $100 discount, and many people are taking advantage of the deal. But the new iPad is still an amazing gadget, and if you want HD, it is the only way to go.

As always, don't waste your money.

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