iPad 3 battery with video

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mark28, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    I saw a benchmark where the iPad 3 had half the battery life of the iPad 2 when watching videos.

    Can anyone who has both an iPad 2 and iPad 3 confirm this?
     
  2. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    Battery life is about 6-7 hours on video. iPad 2 is about the same with maybe an extra 30mins to 1hr depending on background apps. There is more stuff going on in the background of the 2012 iPad so the loss of only about 30mins to 1hr I think is acceptable.
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    While I've not timed it, in casual use (watching videos on airplane flights), I cannot tell a difference.
     
  4. tarasis macrumors 6502a

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    I find it's about the same, a 45 min show eats roughly 5% battery on both the 2 & 3
     
  5. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The iPad 2 was doing 10-11 hours in the test they did. So 6-7 hours is normal ( they got a similar usage in that test )?
     
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