Apple Says New iPad Has No Battery Charging Issues
First, we settled Heatgate
. Now it looks like we can also resolve claims about battery charging issues with the new iPad.
In recent days, reports have suggested that the new iPad inaccurately claims a full charge, often a full two hours before the device's battery is actually at 100%. On Tuesday, Apple VP Michal Tchao spoke with All Things D to set the record straight.
As it turns out, Apple does
allow the iPad to show a 100 percent charged reading before the tablet has, in fact, been fully charged. And that's okay, says Apple. It's exactly how the company designed it.
“That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like,” Tchao reveals. “It’s a great feature that’s always been in iOS.”
You see, even when the iPad says its fully charged (before it really is), the device continues charging all the way to 100 percent. It will "then discharge a bit and charge back up to 100 percent, repeating that process until the device is unplugged."
With regard to claims that the new iPad takes longer to charge... it does. The third-gen tablet requires a lot more power to make all the pretty amazing new features work as intended. As we know, Apple gave the new iPad a bigger battery to help run the device without shortchanging the operating time on one full charge.
But the bigger battery requires more charging time. Nothing more complicated than that at work here, folks. At least, that's Apple's official position on the matter, according to Tchao's comments on Tuesday.
Source: All Things D