Bluetooth + ipad Battery ?

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    I am planning on buying the iPad 3 when it comes out, I'm thinking about coupling it with a pair of bluetooth headphones. My main use is for movies,

    Has anyone tried this before and know how much does it affect the battery?



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    Bluetooth is by far the biggest drainer of my iPads'( I've owned iPad 1 and 2) batteries. It shaves about 2 hours off the battery, and that's just leaving it paired to a speaker without playing anything.
     
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    Bluetooth affects battery life significantly.
     
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    it Depends the iPad 3 is expected to use Bluetooth 4.0 which is lower power drain then the iPad 2's Bluetooth 3.0.
     
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    I thought that that was only for certain categories of devices. Traditional devices like speakers and headphones would still drain the battery the same amount unless I'm mistaken.
     
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    let's say the usual battery life is 10 hrs, based on the ipad 2, what would it look like with bluetooth + movie playback?
     
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    Depending on brightness, I would say about 5.5-6 hours. Maybe less.
     
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    Yeah you are correct. I guess headphones still need that high power to function.
     

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