This article was so... Silly. I was using my Surface Pro 8 just fine throughout the heatwave (no air condition), although it did warm up more than usual (nothing an external fan cannot fix, I recall you had something like that for yourself/your iPad as well?). Unfortunately I'm not somebody who just writes for a living (well, kinda!), so iPad is completely useless as a work machine. It just lacks ALL the software I need. Good luck running Unity and writing code for mobile games, iPadOS 16 or not.
Btw, M2 MBA is notorious for overheating and throttling even in normal room temperatures when you push it, so I wouldn't suggest that for "beating the heatwave" either.