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marc55

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Oct 14, 2011
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We have an iPad 3 which was purchased in March 2012, and my question what is the expected battery life for an iPad battery; 2 years, 3years?

Is there any way to look up the overall battery condition?

Thank you
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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We have an iPad 3 which was purchased in March 2012, and my question what is the expected battery life for an iPad battery; 2 years, 3years?

Is there any way to look up the overall battery condition?

Thank you

The best and most correct answer is between 500 to 1000 cycles.

Here is a good article on how to get the best performance.
 

aristobrat

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Oct 14, 2005
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We have an iPad 3 which was purchased in March 2012, and my question what is the expected battery life for an iPad battery; 2 years, 3years?
Apple has a page about iPad batteries here:
http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html

A properly maintained iPad battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 full charge and discharge cycles.

To figure out days, you'd have to reverse engineer it by seeing how many days it takes you to do a full battery cycle.
 
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