All day long the web was filled with info and news regarding the overheating problems of the iPad 3. And now Apple has finally found the time to send out replies to these claims. The users were claiming that the new slate gets overheated when used for a long time, but the Cupertino giant says that the slate operates within limits and thermal specifications.

Complaints about the heat began shortly after the new iPad went on sale last Friday and some early buyers said that the lower back corners of the device were so hot that they were uncomfortable to touch. The New iPad comes with a “stunning Retina Display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications” said Apple in an official statement. They also advised people with overheating issues to contact AppleCare.

Is this a new case of “you’re holding it wrong” and will we get special cases once again, this time for thermal protection? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see and tomorrow we’ll get our iPad 3 and get back to you on the heat problems. It might just be a bunch of isolated cases, as usual, or maybe something serious to look into… Right now the thermal imaging tests show that the new iPad runs up to 10 degrees hotter than the iPad 2, which is pretty bad.