iPad 4G ipad consume more power than Wifi version?

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  1. jks2014, Nov 1, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2014

    jks2014 macrumors newbie

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    thinking to get an iPad air 2 with 4G data, so it will be convenient to use....
    but i heard that iPad air 2 is not performing so well for the battery,

    anyone owns an iPad air 2 with 4G???
    can share about your experience?
     
  2. daijholt macrumors 65816

    daijholt

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    It will depend on your signal strength. When not on wifi poor cellular signal is the biggest killer of battery, but other than that if you were to remove the sim and do a test between the wifi and 4G models, without cellular signal affecting the results they'd probably be about the same.
     
  3. Rayban macrumors 6502

    Rayban

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    I see no issues. I turn off cellular service when I'm at home and turn it on when I'm out. I stream music at work for 1-2 hours a day and needed to charge a couple times this week. This is my first iPad with cell and I don't see a difference with battery life, personally.
    I'm at 1 day and 16 hours and I'm at 47%
    Hope this helps!
     
  4. newellj macrumors 603

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    I agree. I probably don't need to but I still relentlessly turn off radios that I'm not using. I've been using the cell + wifi iPads since the iPad 2 was introduced. They all get great battery life. The Air in particular is amazing.
     

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