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Mar 16, 2012

The New iPad Has a Gigantic 70-Percent Larger Battery

The new iPad guts are nice, at last with 1GB of much needed RAM to accelerate all that web browsing. But the most impressive thing is the new battery, which takes most of the space. It's a gigantic 70-percent larger!

The iPad 2 had a 25-watt-hour Li-ion battery. The iPad 3 has a 42.5 watt-hour battery! That's 70-percent more than the previous capacity. 70-percent more magical battery unicorns, people.

The battery life hasn't changed, however: it's still ten hours of use, nine with average use of the cellular data network. So why the increase? Obviously, that big screen and the more powerful processor are hitting the power big time.

6 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

That's great news to hear the battery's so much increased, increased battery is never a bad thing in my eyes.

duffboi said...

It'd be pretty nifty to see the ipad's battery life get to about that of an ebook reader's life (one with the e-ink display). Maybe some day.

Jim said...

And they cancel out...but the power is much needed!

That Random Guy said...

Interesting that they implemented this, although the battery life not getting longer is sort a party pooper.

One said...

Yeah, I was kind of hoping they'd squeeze a bit of extra battery life into the new one, but really 9 hours is nothing to whine about.

Stormtrooper said...

Finally!