All iPads Battery Life

Discussion in 'iPad' started by daywiz, Jun 11, 2013.


What will the Ipad 5 battery life be, after the new MacBookAir's battery life?

  1. Stay the same - 10 Hours

    8 vote(s)
  2. Increase by 10% - 11 hours

    1 vote(s)
  3. Increase by 25% - 13 hours

    3 vote(s)
  4. Increase by 50% - 15 hours

    2 vote(s)
  5. Double the battery life - 20 hours

    2 vote(s)
  6. Reduce because of thinner battery - 9 hours (Unlikely!)

    3 vote(s)
  1. daywiz macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2012
    With the keynote speech at WWDC, Apple proudly announced a new generation of MacBook Air with Haswell processors. End result, the laptop has stepped up the battery life, and practically entered iPad territory.
    The new battery life is pegged at 9 hours from 5 hours for the 11" and 12 hours from 9 hours for the 13". That puts the battery life much higher than iPad's claimed 10 hours.

    So where does apple go from here with the iPADS? On one side, we hear the thinner, lighter and more efficient screen tech will help reduce the thickness ( and capacity) of the internal battery. Or will they work on overall package and push the battery life to around 15 hours. A 50% increase? So what do you think?

    It doesnt make sense to have a product that Can be lighter, but offers less productivity and less battery life and less specifications. Give your thoughts.
  2. beautifulcoder macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2013
    The Republic of Texas
    These are good points. The new Haswell chip offers better battery life, Mavericks will make improvements on the software side, and the MBA houses a bigger battery. However, iOS is separate story. It uses a modified ARM chip and smaller battery. iOS 7 comes with a new bag of tricks which I'm sure will drain more battery.

    BUT, Apple could surprise us with radically new iPads. We'll just have to wait and see. :)
  3. yeah macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2011
    Use graphene, get 10X the battery life in the same package :D

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