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My iPad Air (bought from Target) was completely dead when I opened the box. I didn't think much of it, other than that is was weird that a product just released would already be completely out of battery life. I;ve never had that experience with an Apple product. But I brushed it off, and said oh well.

Then, after a complete charge (which took WAYYYYY too long imho), the iPad lasted for 3hr. 30minutes of light web browsing. I thought, "maybe the battery just needs to be calibrated.

I let it completely die... then charge it up completely full again. Again, 8% battery after 2hr. 55 minutes of usage and 6 hrs. on standby.

I was not a happy camper. I had to call Apple, cancel my Applecare+, then return the damn thing to Target. To top it off, they didn't have any replacements in stock. So I now have a Target gift card worth $507 (manager asked if that was ok, and I said sure b/c I assumed it would be as simple as me walking to the back of the store and getting another one). I don't blame Target for being out of stock. It is just frustrating to wait. So frustrating, in fact, that I may end up waiting for the iPad Mini w/ Retina or the PS4 (whichever is "in stock" first at Target).

All that to say this: check your battery life on the new iPad Airs you are all enjoying.
 

xraydoc

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My iPad Air (bought from Target) was completely dead when I opened the box. I didn't think much of it, other than that is was weird that a product just released would already be completely out of battery life. I;ve never had that experience with an Apple product. But I brushed it off, and said oh well.

Then, after a complete charge (which took WAYYYYY too long imho), the iPad lasted for 3hr. 30minutes of light web browsing. I thought, "maybe the battery just needs to be calibrated.

I let it completely die... then charge it up completely full again. Again, 8% battery after 2hr. 55 minutes of usage and 6 hrs. on standby.

I was not a happy camper. I had to call Apple, cancel my Applecare+, then return the damn thing to Target. To top it off, they didn't have any replacements in stock. So I now have a Target gift card worth $507 (manager asked if that was ok, and I said sure b/c I assumed it would be as simple as me walking to the back of the store and getting another one). I don't blame Target for being out of stock. It is just frustrating to wait. So frustrating, in fact, that I may end up waiting for the iPad Mini w/ Retina or the PS4 (whichever is "in stock" first at Target).

All that to say this: check your battery life on the new iPad Airs you are all enjoying.
Sorry to hear. Out of 5 million devices, one is bound to be defective. But if you choose to re-buy, the battery on my Air is easily 2 hours better, if not more, than my iPad 3 which it replaced.
 

boobie12

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Sep 20, 2012
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My iPad Air (bought from Target) was completely dead when I opened the box. I didn't think much of it, other than that is was weird that a product just released would already be completely out of battery life. I;ve never had that experience with an Apple product. But I brushed it off, and said oh well.

Then, after a complete charge (which took WAYYYYY too long imho), the iPad lasted for 3hr. 30minutes of light web browsing. I thought, "maybe the battery just needs to be calibrated.

I let it completely die... then charge it up completely full again. Again, 8% battery after 2hr. 55 minutes of usage and 6 hrs. on standby.

I was not a happy camper. I had to call Apple, cancel my Applecare+, then return the damn thing to Target. To top it off, they didn't have any replacements in stock. So I now have a Target gift card worth $507 (manager asked if that was ok, and I said sure b/c I assumed it would be as simple as me walking to the back of the store and getting another one). I don't blame Target for being out of stock. It is just frustrating to wait. So frustrating, in fact, that I may end up waiting for the iPad Mini w/ Retina or the PS4 (whichever is "in stock" first at Target).

All that to say this: check your battery life on the new iPad Airs you are all enjoying.

My battery life is amazing. This thing won't die. Like just won't. I advise you to get a new One because I'm sure you had a defective one.
 

scaredpoet

macrumors 604
Apr 6, 2007
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You could've also brought the iPad to an Apple store (if nearby) and probably walked out with a warranty replacement. Or arranged for a warranty swap over the phone. Given we're still less than a week into the release, the warranty repalcement nits are still new (not refurbs).

Anyway, enjoy your PS4.
 
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