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Old iPads charge quicker with new 12 watt charger from Apple

0. phoneArena 25 Oct 2012, 03:54 posted on

Those of you who own a third-gen iPad have probably noticed that it sucks quite a lot of juice. That is why its wall charger, rated at 10 watts, will have a pretty hard time charging the tablet's battery if the device is being used while plugged in. Thankfully, the new, fourth generation iPad comes with a beefier wall charger rated at 12 watts on the output...

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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 04:06 8

1. mihaidenis (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Another way to make more money.
Apple is damn good when it comes to make easy money from directing
people to "good way"
I bet the difference is no more
than 15 minutes.
Winner?
Again Apple.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:30 1

5. dickwyn (Posts: 586; Member since: 07 May 2012)


hmm i wonder how fast this adapter will charge my phone

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:20

13. chinochinochino (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Don't know really from a technical side but i thought the battery/device would have to allow for higher input aswell. Like the xperia p supports power charging but only with the exact combination of adapter/cable/phone... No?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:39

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 10550; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If u want to get the more powerful one that's your choice

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 19:57

18. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


im gonna trick my parents into getting me one :P

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:12

9. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Funny how this 12W charger is actually cheaper than the 5W charger lol

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:29

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 10550; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude it's included for free and it works with the old 30 pin and lightening connector. How is that another way to make money

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:41

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 10550; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah $19 is gonna break us big time. I'm gonna put up 1$ per month till I can afford mine. Oh wait it'll be included n my iPad mini box. Oops my bad.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 20:02

20. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


U would buy and ipad mini, especially if Apple is one of your gods and you already have an ipad

oh, u got burnt like toast!! want some butter with that?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 20:00

19. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


cuz people with the ipads 3,2,and even ipad 1 will buy it, duhh!think bro, think!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 05:01

2. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Apple surely does milk ifans dry,they'll buy this in hordes

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 05:19 1

3. chinochinochino (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Oh my god! You're serious?

I know a lot of people hate Apple for selling high priced products that don't offer alot more but get pretty good marketing but you should listen to your self from time to time. Not everything in life is a conspiracy...

Maybe they just realized that the old 10W charger wasn't enough for the newer iPads (3rd & 4th Gen.) and decided to put out a 12W version. That you can buy it w/o an iPad is just a logical thing and that you can use it with older iGadgets as well. So what's the problem?

Either you are happy with what you got or you spend 19$ - that's up to you. And btw ppl. talking about ifans (and isheep in that matter) shouldn't be taken serious at all - I just felt the need to make a point here.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 08:27 1

7. spookytj (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


I think the point that andro is trying to make is that they knew the ipad3 was a battery hog, and they knew that you couldn't really charge it and use it at the same time with the 10 watt charger, so why didnt this come out with the ipad 3 bundled together? Why are we getting it now, 6 months later and you have to pay MORE for it?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:00

8. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Exactly. When you buy a product you would expect to have all the contents in the box at point of sale to use it properly,not have to buy extra equipment later to actually charge it properly. Apple already knew the charger situation with the ipad 3 when they released it,but at that stage they already had the ipad 4 in advanced stages of design and development and instead chose to leave the problem exist and release a 'fix' to the problem as an new assessory to buy 6 months later. While gaining money from the sales of the new charger here apple also creates the image that it has worked hard and diligently to fix the ipad power situation

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:16

11. chinochinochino (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Oh dear. Clearly we both don't know the truth but I find it kind of funny how agressively some people try to pull everything Apple to the evil side... Maybe it's because they are a big ass company with loads of money but don't you guys say any word about bias anymore.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:42

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 10550; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah $19 is gonna break us big time. I'm gonna put up 1$ per month till I can afford mine. Oh wait it'll be included n my iPad mini box. Oops my bad.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 05:58

4. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


The new charger enhances the i-peen aswell...

Sorry for derailing but it's a deep social analysis!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:22

6. atree (Posts: 24; Member since: 20 May 2011)


YOu mean a 12 watt charger will charge faster then a 10 watt charger!?!?!!? that logic is invalid.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:13

10. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


ZOMG! That is REVOLUTIONARY! and Changes everything, AGAIN!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:18 1

12. chinochinochino (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


reVOLTionary ...you know, as in Watt=VoltxAmper... :-)

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:07

21. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


The iPad 4 has an 11,666 mAh battery, and the charger outputs 5v @ 2,400 mA (12 W).

So, it should charge the iPad in approximately 4.86 hrs from empty, plus a little time for trickle charging the last percent or so.

11666 mAh / 2400 mA = 4.86 hrs

Versus the 10 W charger which took about 5.83 hrs to charge from empty, so it should charge 20% faster.

5.83 hrs / 4.86 hrs = 1.2 = 20% faster

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:19

22. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Slight error above:

1 - (4.86 / 5.83) = 0.17 = 17% faster

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