Battery life of Wifi vs. Battery Life of Wifi & 3G?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 3goldens, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    I'm starting to get curious about how much more of drain we are going to see when the 3G arrives.

    I don't think I have seen any thoughts on this, perhaps because no one has one has one but would it be fair to say that those units with both are going to be more taxing on battery life therefore we can expect less overall battery time on it.

    Let the projections begin!
  2. Phatcat73 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    If I use my iPhone to tether the 3G my phones battery does drain much faster. I would expect the same with the iPad 3G. Perhaps that's why folks are getting > than 10 hrs on the wifi.
  3. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    The product information on Apple's site says 9 hours for 3G iPad versus 10 hours for Wifi iPad.
  4. MarkMoseley1 macrumors member


    Apr 6, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I think it will be interesting to see what the Wi-Fi + 3G iPad Battery life is gonna be like. I think there won't be to much difference. The one thing I am interested in knowing is will the 3G work good running around everywhere?

    I am holding out to see what the 3G version is gonna perform like, but I just might hold out till the second gen iPad comes out. When that will be who knows.

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