Charging Your New iPad Will Take Much Longer

As noted by TechCrunch, several aspects of the new iPad demand more power such as the crystal clear Retina display, high-speed LTE, and even the increased memory. Nevertheless, Apple says that the Wi-Fi-only new iPads have the same 10 hour battery life as the iPad 2, while the Wi-Fi + 4G models are good for 9 hours. The iPhone maker managed to achieve this result by nearly doubling the battery capacity in the new iPad, which results in waiting much longer before the new tablet is fully juiced…

“While the new battery clearly isn’t much bigger than the old one, it can hold much more juice (42 watt-hours versus 25-watt-hours),” wrote M.G. Siegler for TechCrunch. “The downside of this is that I’ve found it takes quite a bit longer to charge the new iPad. As in several hours — you’ll probably want to do it overnight.”

[TechCrunch via Cult of Mac]

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