iPad iPad Air 2 10W Power Adaptor?

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  1. n8ivg33k macrumors newbie

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    Got my iPad Air 2 today and pulled out the charger. It's a 10W 2.1 amp? The adaptor for my Air is 12W 2.4 amp. I know it has a smaller battery, but do you think it will make a difference in charging times like on the iPhone 6?
     
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    Steve knew how to deliver an excellent customer experience. Cook knows how to make money.
     
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    This makes sense now as to why my air 2 takes such a long time to gain a full charge, was starting to panic thinking it was a faulty battery
     
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    Because Steve never cheated out on any product when they could have made it better.... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    The original first few iPad models had 10 watt adapters, until they switched to 12. Now they are back to 10. Interesting. . .
     
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    I would have hoped the smaller battery would make up for that.
     
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    Didn't the Mini 2 just earn Apple a rare 100% Customer Sarisfaction rating? I love Jobs, but let's not pretend Apple is falling from the sky now that he's gone. They just are unlikely revolutionize a product category again soon. What can they really do after the Watch? It's a tough question.
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If you plug your device in before you go to bed I doubt the missing two watts will be missed.

    It is what it is and no matter how much some complain, Apple will not recall all of the new iPads to change the charger.
     
  12. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    There was no reference in my post to the sky falling. I stated that Cook knows how to make money.

    Have you read the thread on this forum on the new Mac Mini? People are not happy with another downgrade.
     
  13. newellj macrumors 601

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    The iPad 3 and 4 had huge batteries and needed the 12w charger to charge in a reasonable time. The Air 2 battery is only slightly larger than the iPad 2 and should charge in a reasonable time with a 10w charger.
     
  14. klover macrumors 6502a

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    I assume it's safe to use the 12w with the Air 2?
     
  15. newellj macrumors 601

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    Yes, it will only draw as much current as it needs. The 12w charger should be charging at a faster rate, though, which in theory slightly reduces overall battery life. In real life, I would not worry about it.
     
  16. MentalFloss macrumors 6502a

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    "You're holding it wrong!"

    Claim refuted. That was easy. The Steve Jobs you have in your nostalgic memory has few similarities to the real Steve Jobs. Apple hasn't changed since Jobs died. People just blame every Apple problem on the lack of Steve Jobs now.
     
  17. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    Bumpers were provide. Problem solved.

    Now maybe you can help me on this one. My iPad mini drops WiFi all the time and any network. It is the second iPad mini. First one retuned during the 14 day period for the same issue.

    Am I holding it wrong? I think I bought it wrong.
     
  18. Shadow Runner macrumors regular

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    This actually may not be the case, new study points to non-uniform charging being the thing to avoid for better battery life.

    Here is quick search result for article
     
  19. newellj macrumors 601

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    Interesting. Thanks.
     
  20. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

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    10W adapter is a downgrade from the 12W setup. Bummer.
     
  21. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    Would it cause any problems if I charge it with a 12W charger?
     
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    Steve did seem to strike a better balance though. Based on history, I would be willing to bet that we wouldn't still be stuck at 16GB base devices if Steve was at the helm

    Then again, we'd probably still be stuck with 3.5" phones
     
  23. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Considering it's listed as a compatible charger by Apple, why would it?

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  24. badmojo69 macrumors member

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    Its so next year they can claim to have given the A3 a 30% boost in charging time. :cool:
     

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