By now you’ve probably heard some commentary on the new iPad’s battery, and more particularly that the battery isn’t “fully charged” when the indicator reads 100 percent in iOS. Apple VP Michael Tchao, speaking with All Things D, elaborated on the concerns and put the whole problem to rest, and rightfully so:
That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like,” Tchao said. “It’s a great feature that’s always been in iOS … owners of the new iPad can expect the 10 hours of battery life that Apple has promised.
Egg meet face. From the looks of it, the feature has been around in the iPad from the beginning, but no one noticed until this version of the device.
In my experience, the iPad, while taking longer to charge becaues of the new, denser battery, still gives me approximately 10 hours of batter life. Like my iPhone before it, I just make sure to place my iPad on the dock before hitting my bed at night.