Over the past couple of months Apple has come under a lot of flack regarding battery life. This feature is something that has not been associated with the brand as one of the main selling points of their products. However, with the introduction of iOS 5, several iOS devices had faced some terrible battery issues prompting the brand to quickly develop fixes for it. With the latest release, iOS 5.1, this battery drain issue seems to have been curbed for most users and many Apple users appear to be happy with the life of their device’s battery. When all things appeared to be fine, another issue had surfaced when DisplayMate analyst Ray Soneira discovered that during the testing of the new iPad, the battery had not been fully charged even though the indicator displayed 100 percent. This caused quite a stir prompting Apple to issue a statement to website AllThingsD that addresses this cause of concern.
The new iPad has no battery issues
As per the report, Apple Vice President of iPad Marketing, Michael Tchao has said, “That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like. It’s a great feature that’s always been in iOS.” The author of the report aptly explains how this work by stating that Tchao has said, “Apple does, in fact, display the iPad (and iPhone and iPod Touch) as 100 percent charged just before a device reaches a completely charged state. At that point, it will continue charging to 100 percent, then discharge a bit and charge back up to 100 percent, repeating that process until the device is unplugged. Doing so allows devices to maintain an optimum charge”
Apple’s latest iPad maintains the same battery life as the previous generation tablet which is 10 hours and Tchao says that their decision to not fluctuate the battery percentage status while in this charge cycle was intended to not unnecessarily confuse consumers.
This explanation by Michael Tchao should put to rest any concerns that users are facing regarding an issue that has probably never surfaced in the past regarding Apple iOS devices.
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