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Apple managed to cram 11, 666 mAh battery in the new iPad, 70% more than the iPad 2

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Apple managed to cram 11, 666 mAh battery in the new iPad, 70% more than the iPad 2
How does 11, 666 mAh tablet battery sound to you? Exceptional? Well, that's exactly what Apple managed to do with the new iPad. Despite not being much larger than the iPad 2 - a thickness of 0.37 inches (9.4 mm), while the iPad 2 is only 0.34 inches (8.8 mm) thick - the new iPad has 70% larger battery capacity.

We can't wait for the first disassemble videos to see how exactly Apple managed to achieve this feature. Most of the place inside an iPad is reserved for the battery, as you can see in the thumbnail picture of an iPad 2 disassembly, but the iPad 2 is by no means 70% more compact, so the energy density must have been increased significantly in the new iPad's battery somehow.

It offers the same 9-10 hours of service as the previous generation, but let's not forget that we have to feed a screen with 3.1 million pixels, and download stuff over LTE with the new iPad. Still, having the same battery life as its predecessor with 70% larger battery capacity proves once again that a high-res screen/powerful graphics/LTE radio combo is a veritable battery hog.

via ZDNet

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posted on 09 Mar 2012, 06:12 2

1. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Simple massive, Expecting the same in my mobile :P

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:35 6

6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


What do you mean massive? It's MASSIVE. :p

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 00:10 1

18. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 129; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


Has anyone wondered how long it would take to charge that "MASSIVE" battery?

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 06:21 3

2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


This is the the Droid Razr MAXX of tablets!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 06:21 3

3. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I so want to get the 'new' iPad but I'll just wait and see what Samsung has to offer.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:50

8. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


You should check out the 4000mAh batt for the Xperia Arc. I'd call that a mammoth :p

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 06:36

4. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Hmmm that's way too big for just powering the retina display, maybe this suggest that the new iPads processor has a high clock speed

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:41

7. bayusuputra (Posts: 943; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


apple said that the A5X chip is not power efficient.. and hence this..

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 07:04 1

5. mrandrewshah (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


I hope we can expect the same leap forward in energy density in the new iPhone!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 17:49 1

17. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


yes, the iphone will be made of a new form of extreme "energy density".

this technological breakthrough will change everything. the new iphone will be made of one of the most dense forms of energy, matter!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:20

9. medicci37 (Posts: 715; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


The new processor also more battery.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:34

10. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


wow i want it but i gotta wait so what windows brings

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 09:15

11. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


so the future iPad's are all going to have 11,666+mAh batteries now, unless Apple manages to find a super energy efficient, non-battery draining way??? That battery probably accounts for 50% of the iPad's weight as well if not more, lol.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:25

12. theoak (Posts: 322; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


LTE LTE LTE ... how else are they going to get 10 hours (or is it 9) on LTE!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 12:23 4

13. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


anyone else concerned about the 666 at the end?

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 12:31 3

14. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


iSatan? iAntichrist?

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 16:38 1

16. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


It all makes sense... when you take into account the bitten apple logo being reminiscent of the Forbidden Fruit in the biblical sense.

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 00:59

20. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


WHAAAT???

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 16:35 1

15. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


11,666mAh battery from Apple? Imagine the fires you could set when that thing heats up.

And with the LTE radio and GPU's trying to push all those pixels it has... heat up it will. It's true, the iPad is HOT.

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 00:57

19. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


We don't have LTE here in our country, let alone a real 4G, so this battery will come veeeeeeeeeeeeeery handy.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 12:30

21. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


just wait till one of these ipads melts down....

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