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New iPad charges just the way it should, clarifies Apple

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Mar 2012, 09:33

Apple has addressed some of the recent concerns revolving around the battery inside of the new iPad. Basically, the misleading information from the battery indicator is a feature...

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posted on 28 Mar 2012, 10:57 1

18. zothen (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

The point being missed here is whether or not there was a change in behavior compared to iPad 1 and 2? If so, are iPad 1 and 2 doing things wrong (if Apple states the iPad 3 method is correct)? If not, why is this being brought up now in the first place?

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 11:00 1

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

C'mon andro I gotta see ur comment

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 14:00 2

25. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Also called it!
"You're doing it wrong stupid, it works just how it should!" - Apple

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 17:13

31. qxavierus (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

RE: "...start discharging once the battery reaches its full capacity..."
Why does it discharge at all? My PC laptop is using the power from the charger when it's connected, and does not discharge the battery once it's charged. All phones should continue to draw power from the chargers once they charge the battery. I know that this means vampire power, but drawing constantly a small amount of power, should be equal to the charge/discharge cycles. Because when charging the battery it'll draw power for the electronics plus the needed power to charge the battery. Not to mention the energy lost when charging the battery. And this will save the battery, which is an expensive part, and producing it does far more damage to the environment than the small power drain necessary for the phone sleep mode.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 18:32

32. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Its because a battery is more or less a muscle. In order to get the most out of it, it needs to flex. If its at 100% and isnt discharging its not flexing, therefore limiting the lifespan of it over time as its not gettign to flex itself.

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