Will iPad come out of the box with any battery charge?

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  1. carrerascott macrumors regular

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    I couldn't find an answer searching. Does anyone know if the iPad will come with some charge? Or will it be dead out of the box and need to be plugged in right away? Just curious...thanks.
     
  2. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    In my experience, Apple products come with some level of charge. iPhones, iPods, MacBooks, etc. Should be good to go out of the box (for a while).
     
  3. zinka macrumors regular

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    Other apple products come with a charge. Usually about 1/2-3/4. I don't think anyone knows for sure about the iPad.
     
  4. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    Most battery-powered electronics come with some charge these days. Part of the QA process before it is packaged. If the device sits long enough, it may lose its charge, depending on the type of battery.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The iPhones and iTouches come with a charge, so will the iPads.
     
  6. msduncan macrumors 6502

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    I'm assuming it is going to be ok to plug the thing into an outlet and play with it while it's charging (like iPhone).
     
  7. Rubey81 macrumors member

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    Doesn't it affect battery life in the long run if you don't fully charge it before using it those first few times?

    I remember most electronics like cell phones etc tell you to plug it in and charge it fully before first use.

    Am I completely wrong here?
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Hop on over the the iPhone section and read one of the many battery threads.
     
  9. elhungarian macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/5.0.17405/1114; U; en) Presto/2.4.15)

    Lithium ion or lithium polymer batteries don't car of you fully charge first or not. These types of batteries don't have a memory as nicads or nimh do.
     
  10. monksealpup macrumors regular

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    Wrong.

    Lithium batteries are charged to 50% at the factory since this is the "storage" level. It's POSSIBLE Apple ordered the initial batches to be charged to 90-100% knowing they wouldn't be on the "shelf" long.

    The initial charge is important for lithium batteries. Plug it in when you get it and charge it for 3-4 hours (you can use it during this time). After that, recharge as often as it's convenient (draining them before charging isn't good). If that's not confusing enough, drain them completely then charge them completely every month or two for best battery performance.

    For my iPhone, I charge it every night and I NEVER need to recharge during the day and they last the entire year without any noticeable reduction in storage capacity. I replace them when new models come out (the people I give them to get at least another year out of the battery no problem).

    Edit: Read: http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm
     
  11. Cubillox macrumors newbie

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    Will iPad come out of the box with any battery charge?

    We ordered an iPAD over the internet from Apple. It arrived 4 days after we ordered it (it came from China) and it had 97% charge in it when we opened the box. Cheers,


     
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    Bump?!?
    Every new apple product I have opened had ~2/3 charge out of the box.
     
  13. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    yes my sister bought one at the apple store and it was already charged right out the box
     
  14. kazmac macrumors 68040

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    ^This has been my experience with every iPad I've owned.

    iPhones and any Mac laptop I tried all had at least 94% or higher charges when I unboxed them.
     
  15. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    Every i-device I've purchased over the years has had around 70% charge.
     
  16. BerlingerT macrumors member

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    Yes. My iPad Mini and iPhone 4 both had a pretty decent charge right out of the box.
     
  17. tazz3 macrumors regular

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    Yes my ipad4 came with 80 percent charge.i just topped it off
     
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  19. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I know right. It's not like people are still buying iPads.
     
  20. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    Every device with a battery (Apple or not) that I got in the past several years always had charge. Lots actually.
     
  21. Perene macrumors regular

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    Mine is the iPad Pro 9.7 with 256 GB, wifi + 4G. Came sealed, and out of the box showed 64% of battery level. Found this strange at first, then did a little digging and read that's normal. BTW, I used an app that says there was no full cycle yet and 0% degradation. The same app showed that my iPad 4 used everyday since 2013 has 29% and 790 full cycles.
     
  22. Osty macrumors 6502

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    Every Apple product I've ever bought has shipped with battery charge.

    Except my Mac mini - got ripped off there ;)
     
  23. RadioGaGa1984 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow way to raise a dead thread.
     
  24. Newtons Apple macrumors G4

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    Never hurt any of my devices. If it is new build iPad it should have 50-75% in the battery. Both my iPad Pro units had around 75%. You do not need to charge to full before using. Just charge that night when you sleep.
     

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