iPad iPad Air battery not lithium polymer?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Quantus, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Quantus macrumors regular

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    According to Apple's specs, the Air has a polymer battery. http://www.apple.com/ipad-air/specs/

    However, the images of ifixit's teardown do not indicate a polymer battery. http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Air+Teardown/18907

    In contrast, the mini teardown includes the word "polymer" on the battery. http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+mini+Wi-Fi+Teardown/11423

    Is it possible the Air's battery is polymer, but not noted on the battery? Also, does it matter? My understanding is that polymer batteries are typically good for far more power cycles than regular lithium-ion.
     
  2. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    The main difference is polymer batteries can be made into almost any shape. Not just your typical cell config.

    Try no to loose too much sleep over it.
     
  3. ben123456 macrumors regular

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    Would that make any difference in performance
     
  4. Quantus thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean? In terms of battery life or processing power?
     
  5. ben123456 macrumors regular

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    I don't know much about batterys, but I mean would there be any noticeable change in anything? Does that make sense?
     
  6. Quantus, Nov 2, 2013
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    Quantus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't believe it impacts anything other than battery endurance. I.e., power cycles slowly reducing full charge capacity.
     

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