New iPad Continues Charging for Up to One Hour After Reporting 100% Charge

New iPad Continues Charging for Up to One Hour After Reporting 100% Charge

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The new iPad continues charging for up to one hour after it reports a full 100% charge, according to comments made by DisplayMate President Ray Soneira to iLounge.

In iLounge's testing, the new iPad switches from a lightning bolt ("still charging") to plug ("done charging") battery icon 5 to 10 minutes after reaching 100%; Soneira confirmed that the iPad still charges even when it claims to have been filled.

iLounge also found issues with reported battery drain.

The third-generation iPad sometimes reporting a battery loss of just two percent over the first hour of testing, then averaging 10% of loss each hour afterwards while performing the same tasks.

It's unclear why this might be happening, the site suggests that perhaps Apple has taken a few liberties with reported battery levels to make it seem like the new iPad charges faster and drains slower.

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New iPad Continues Charging for Up to One Hour After Reporting 100% Charge

ted - March 23, 2012 at 1:13pm
nope that is Microsoft strategy: "if you cannot make it work right make it look nice"
smartguy - March 22, 2012 at 6:46pm
I think this is all part of Apple's marketing strategy. Just like what they do in safari web browser where the "loading" blue bar finishes but the circle indicator at thelet of the 3G/wifi connection keep looping. So they what you to think that the ipad only discharges 2% in a hour. WOW, amazing!!! But than, it starts discharging faster in order to achieve the accurate battery % at certain point. The same occurs while cherging. So you say, WOW this charges very fast. And the proof it is charges is that it takes 1 hour to fell 2%. Open your eyes guys. They do have a wonderful product in their hands and I don't think they need this kind of marketing, but nor I think they would make these kind of errors and deploy it on high end device sold to customers.
Calum - March 22, 2012 at 7:28pm
Or they just display the true value wrong. A bug in the calculation will display incorrect battery performance. Either way it is not good for Apple. Let's hope I am right and it just software error instead of a hardware problem.
T - March 22, 2012 at 7:29pm
I swear I don't understand your comment.
X - March 23, 2012 at 12:27am
How about the most likely explanation: battery discharge (and, conversely, charging) are not linear. Apple does its best to display what they believe to be the actual charge. No phone ever claims that the percent shown is dead-on accurate, just like no car manufacturer claims that the fuel gauge is super accurate. It is a tool to be used to help you make a decision. That is all.
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