iPad Pro 10% smaller battery in 2018 gen 3 iPad Pro :-(

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hym tix, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Hym tix macrumors regular

    Hym tix

    Sep 21, 2012
    overall, yeah I’m loving the new 12.9” gen 3 iPad Pro. But somehow the keynote today did not mention the biggest drawback to that super-slim design: the 2018 has a 10% smaller battery!

    2018 3rd gen 12.9 = 36.71-watt-hour battery
    2017 2nd gen 12.9 = 41-watt-hour battery

    How do they propose that we will get the same “up to 10 hours” of battery use?
  2. christophermdia macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2008
    iPhone battery decreased in size but maintains same overall battery life, so I’m not that concerned ... although same size would have meant longer life, and I would have taken that vs. thinness
  3. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Smaller batteries because newer processors and software are more efficient and use less power. This has been a thing for years.
  5. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    I've never timed it but I believe I get longer than 10 hours with my 2017 12.9 so I expect they did have some leeway.

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