Apple Vice President of iPad Marketing, Michael Tchao, has set the record straight on allegations that the new iPad either fails to report the proper charge level, or over-charges and risks damage if left charging for too long. Speaking with AllThingsD, Tchao explained:
Ina Fried goes on to explain:
Regardless of when the charge cycle is interrupted, the iPad batter will last about 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Apple chose not to show the cyclic fluctuations on the battery indicator.
So we can add "batterygate" to "warmgate" on the list of blow-out-of-proportion non-stories consumers have had to endure since the new iPad launched on March 7. What's next, LTE boiling water? Retina displays causing sun tans? Dictation leading to scratchy throats?
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