Apple speaks about new iPad battery
Apple has responded to concerns over the new iPad's charging and battery life
On top of reports from some users that their new iPads are overheating, it now appears there could've been another problem with Apple's latest tablet, but Apple has stepped in to calm fears.
The current word on the web is that new iPads which show themselves to be charged to 100 per cent might not actually be telling you the truth.
Although the Cupertino-based tech giant normally stays fairly quiet about such things, the company has actually issued a statement to clear things up.
According to Apple when a new iPad charges up fully it actually discharges a small percentage and then recharges again. This keeps happening until the device is unplugged. At 100 per cent charge you're guaranteed 10 hours of battery life, or 9 hours in the LTE 4G model.
‘That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like,' Apple's vice president of product marketing, Michael Tchao, told AllThingsD, ‘It's a great feature that's always been in iOS.'
Interestingly, AllThingsD also spoke to Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe, who explained the situation further: ‘
What's really subtle is that consumers think they understand that 100% means "full".'
‘That might have been the case with older batteries, but today's batteries have microprocessors managing their charging. So 100% is whatever that microprocessor says it is - it's not any absolute measurement of ion concentration or anything,' he added.