Battery

How's the battery life on your new iPad?

Now that you've had some time to get used to your new iPad, how long is it lasting you? Our review shows that we've got about 9 hours of usage on the LTE model, and that's consistent with Apple's listed lifespan, as well as the results found in AnandTech's testing.

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The new iPad is also the ultimate mobile hotspot: It can run 24 hours straight when tethering LTE

The Verizon version of the new iPad can run 25.3 hours straight with the LTE hotspot feature enabled, according to recent testing. Though this was done on the Verizon model, we've enjoyed similar results on our new iPad running on the Rogers network.

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New iPad power indicator reportedly two hours too fast

According to some recent reports, the new iPad battery level indicator seems to shows a full tank two hours and ten minutes before it's actually charged to full capacity. This news means, contrary to appearances, it really takes about 9 hours to get a full charge from scratch. The tests were run by DisplayMate, the fine folks that analyzed the display on the new iPad.

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Is your new iPad getting a little hot under the corner?

My original iPad and iPad 2 have always been remarkably cool, even when playing graphically intensive games or high definition video, but my new iPad is getting a little warm to the touch.

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The new iPad battery: Same great lifespan, tons more capacity

The new iPad clocks in at 42.5 watt-hours, which works out to 11,666 mAh. That is a solid 70% boost to capacity over the iPad 2's 6,944 mAh battery. The new iPad maintains the established 10-hour lifespan standard, and even if you're active over LTE rather than Wi-Fi, you're still getting a very respectable 9 hours of life.

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Eton Mobius battery cases for iPhone features solar charging

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We had a chance to take a close look at the Eton Mobius battery case for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S here at CES 2012. This case not only features an 1800 mAh battery backup system but a solar charging panel on the back as well. Set your phone face down to gain a solar charge.

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Rumor: Apple planning to double battery capacity in iPad 3, January release [Update]

Hit-or-miss rumor site Digitimes is reporting that Apple plans on doubling the size of the battery in the the iPad 3, and moreover, that Apple will release it as soon as next month.

The battery capacity for the high-end version of Apple's new iPad - due to be unveiled in January 2012 - will be increased to 14,000mAH compared to 6,500mAH used currently, according to industry sources.

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webOS to iOS, Next generation iPhone name, iOS beta battery, Anticipated iPad features - From the Forums

From the Forums is a great way to see what all of the current hot topics are on the TiPb forums. In order to create any new threads of your own or reply to any of the existing threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is a simple process that will only take a few minutes out of your day, so if you have not already already done so, head on over and register now!

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Daily Tip: How to turn on the battery percentage meter

Ever wanted to know the exact percentage of battery life that your iPhone has remaining, and wondered how to turn that on? Out of the box, the iPhone has a battery meter which is a graphical representation of a battery. As it is very small, it is hard to accurately tell how much battery life you have left. There is a way to make it much clearer, read on and we will show you how.

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