The new iPad "operating well within our thermal specifications," states Apple.
Apple has moved swiftly to shut down talk about overheating iPads, advising anyone who's finding their slate a little too hot to get on the phone to AppleCare.
Apple's PRs have issued a statement to All Things D, stating that, "The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications. If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare."
Some of the comments appear to have originated from the MacRumors forums, though, as several web sites have pointed out, descriptions of the heat vary, with some commenters saying their iPad is warm, not hot.