following getting a larger screened phone, and the ever increasing lagginess of ios8, i'm admittedly not using my iPad 3 all that much. but its still on, getting lightly used every now and then. it occurred to me i hadn't charged it in quite some time so i took a look at the usage, and wow! its bonkers how long this thing lasts, even in standby mode, and it appears to not even be close to being done! i'm wondering if the one inadvertent benefit to the 'imbalance' of the 3 is that they had to beef up the battery for the display, even though the processor was still previous gen, so the standby time is phenomenal!