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

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  1. 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.
     
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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. 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.
     
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    VenusianSky

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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. macrumors G3

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    The iPhones and iTouches come with a charge, so will the iPads.
     
  6. 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. 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. macrumors G3

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    Hop on over the the iPhone section and read one of the many battery threads.
     
  9. 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. 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. 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. macrumors 6502a

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    yes my sister bought one at the apple store and it was already charged right out the box
     
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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.
     
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    Every i-device I've purchased over the years has had around 70% charge.
     
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    Yes. My iPad Mini and iPhone 4 both had a pretty decent charge right out of the box.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Yes my ipad4 came with 80 percent charge.i just topped it off
     
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    Pakaku

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    Old thread is old.
     
  19. macrumors G3

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

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