Right, if you're one of those iPad owners (the new iPad... iPad 3, you know, that one) and you're a bit paranoid about your charge getting to 100%, then chillax: Cupertino says you can let go and breathe out. All is good.
There's been a load of blabber over the past week about when the battery is full, is it really full? One expert found that even after your iPad says it's 100% full, it's still charging.
Cue conspiracy theories, Apple haters saying 'told you so' and Apple fanboys going ape, and our good selves being labelled as being both.
Anyway, AllthingsD have sorted the issue for us by getting it straight from the horses mouth. Here's the thing: when your iPad says it's 100% charged, it actually is only almost 100% charged. What it then does is discharge a little and top itself up, discharge a little and top itself up and so on so forth to keep the battery in an optimum state.
Said Apple VP for iPad Marketing, Michael Tchao: “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.”
So that's OK then! Now just got to sort out the heat issue.