In order to fuel the various enhancements found in the new iPad, the battery is said to have 70% more capacity than that of the iPad 2, weighing in at a whopping 11,666mAh (hail Satan).
Now we’re hearing that the new iPad’s battery is quite demanding on the old charger, and is actually still sneakily charging after it claims to have reached 100%.
The news comes via Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, the chap behind Display Mate. Soneira told ArsTechnica via email: "I measured the power actually drawn by the AC Adapter and found that the new iPad continues to charge for up to 1 hour after it claims to reach 100 percent. This affects the battery run time if you stop charging when it says 100 percent.
“Other tablets and smartphones also lie about their charging status, so if getting maximum battery run time is crucial, people need to keep their devices recharging for longer than the screen claims."
With the new iPad, Apple went against the grain, releasing a device that’s slightly thicker than its predecessor. It houses a quad-core GPU, 2048 x 1536 display, and of course that big fat battery.
In the obligatory there’s-something-wrong-with-the-new-iDevice news, the new iPad is said to get kinda hot. Wow.