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03-15-2012, 12:23 PM #1
New iPad: Big Battery, Big Charging Time
Credit for picture: iFixit
When the new iPad was announced by Apple, they showed us a retina display, support for 4G LTE, and Mike Capps from Epic Games stated, "This new device has more memory and higher screen resolution than an Xbox 360 or PS3," which has now been proven to sport 1GB of memory thanks to a Geekbench benchmark. All of these little things add up to bring us a new necessity – a bigger, better battery. As the picture above shows, the battery in the new iPad is quite large, however it's not too much bigger than the iPad 2 battery.
When the capacity of a battery is increased, it needs more power to fully charge up. The new iPad’s battery has 42 watt-hours, which compares to the iPad 2’s 25 watt-hours – a significant improvement. With that, it’s obvious that it will take much longer to charge up to fill the battery up with the juice it needs to get those impressive battery life standards even on 4G LTE.
The drawback of a longer charging time shouldn’t pose as much of a problem since you can use the device while it’s plugged in. Unfortunately, because it takes so long to charge up, spot charges won’t be very helpful throughout the day as some of us do to try and pump as much juice into the battery as we can before we have to be on our way for the day.
The length of time required to charge up the new iPad is so drastically long (many hours) compared to the iPad 2 that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to leave it on the charger overnight. This probably won’t be a problem for most people since the iPad has an all-day battery life, which molds well with how we use it and charge it.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 03-15-2012 at 12:26 PM.
03-15-2012, 12:40 PM #2
The charging time for the new iPad doesn't really bother and matter to me as I always charge all my apple devices overnight so I can use them during the day. However, I hope that the new iPad's battery does last a long time while on wifi; I heard nothing but positive things about the battery life on the iPad 2 and the new iPad, so it shouldn't be a problem at all
Anyways, I seriously cannot wait until I get my very first iPad tomorrow at Best Buy! Im going for the 32GB flavor, black iPad, though white is nice too. This is going to be a new experience for me.Sent from my iPhone 4.
03-15-2012, 12:45 PM #3
Well considering the game consoles don't have screens.....of course the iPad would have a higher resolution. But I sure would like to see the iPad try and handle a game like MW3 or Battlefield 3 on its platform and watch it throw up all over itself trying to keep up with the XBOX 360 or PS3 in that regard......you know.....since apparently we are comparing tablets to gaming consoles now. O.o
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03-15-2012, 12:51 PM #4
So, wouldn't the ipad have a much longer standby time then the previous models? I understand the big battery is to power the screen and processor, but really, a battery jump of that much should mean the standby time would be significantly greater...
03-15-2012, 12:55 PM #5
03-15-2012, 01:05 PM #6
Jealous.....That's all I have to say.El Zurdo
03-15-2012, 02:38 PM #7
03-15-2012, 03:22 PM #8
Can't wait till tomorrow, had mine shipped to work so I'll be very busy. "Please hold all my calls...... What's that you say I don't have a secretary? Damn..."
03-15-2012, 04:30 PM #9
03-15-2012, 04:57 PM #10
The Verge review said they were getting the standard 10 hours on wifi. I was shocked to hear that they were getting a massive 9 hours on lte. so as long as overnight charging isn't an issue, people aren't going to be letdown by battery life. I've got to hand it to apple when it comes to battery life on their devices. I ditched my iphone for a galaxy nexus, and while the battery gets me through the day, its still close enough to where i feel compelled to spot charge when i can just to be sure. That was never the case with any iphone i've owned in the past. But my OG iPad has seen almost no drop off in battery life and i will have been using it pretty heavily for two years by late april-early may.
03-15-2012, 05:37 PM #11
In my opinion, charging time should never be a problem since you can just charge your device overnight or while you sleep.
03-15-2012, 06:21 PM #12
Oh, no. Just got the smart cover but the iPad hasn't shipped yet.HIT THANKS BUTTON TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION
03-15-2012, 08:28 PM #13
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03-15-2012, 10:25 PM #14
I charge my iPad 1 3g every two weeks or So... My wife charges her iPad 1 wifi once a month. I expect that, as long as we can turn off the LTE radio (please sbsettings!) then we should be just fine. Bigger screen offset by bigger battery. I expect the battery life of this device will continue the legendary and industry-leading iPad battery life.
03-16-2012, 12:11 AM #15
03-16-2012, 07:51 AM #16
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03-16-2012, 11:22 AM #17
as long as it doesn't take longer than your typical overnight charge I think most will be fine. I generally plug my iDevices in at night and by morning they are fully charged and ready for a full day of use.