Testing the New iPad's Battery Life

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brandonwalkermedia

No offense but this sounds creepy:

"So I recorded an hour of my son sleeping. Then I took 50 photos of him. Twenty-six percent. Then I went to sleep."

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cvang85

I'm getting about 10hrs on mine, wished I was getting 15hrs. I have my brightness on 75% and I stream video/audio plus game and surf the web. If I played video/audio that was already on my ipad I could probably hit 15hrs. My ipad does get warm (not enough to make it uncomfortable to hold) but it doesn't worry me much, I actually expected it to as I use to watch netflix on my Droid X and PS Vita and it would get warm. Plus I'm use to the heat laptops give off when placing it on your lap. Guess I'm saying there's not a device I've used that didn't get warm when I pushed it via streaming or gaming.

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svivie

When I got my iPad and it took it out of the box it was at a 93% charge. I took to attempting to drain the battery as well to see how effective the new battery was and got a similar result! On a single charge I got over 15 hours with it, and even then as I was going to bed - and knew I wanted a fully charged iPad to play with the next morning - I still had 11% battery life as I began charging. I was amazed! Despite its more power hungry design I have gotten way more juice out of the new iPad than either of my previous ones. Quite impressive!

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alanchai

How long was the charging time? Was it warm or hot while playing games or watching video?

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Michael Simon

It took 5 hours and 45 minutes to bring it from 0 to 100 percent. It got slightly warm after a couple hours of HBO streaming, but nothing that was alarming--not unlike an iPhone after a long Facetime session. Certainly nothing that prevented me from holding it.

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LastMrk

You were dully impressed? How come you weren't dually impressed?

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Michael Simon

Actually, I was so impressed, I added an extra "L" ... should be duly impressed. Thanks.

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