iPad charged only 97% when I got home, weird?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by teege, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. teege macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2010
    And there is a (small but noticeable) scratch on the aluminum.

    Should this concern me? It was sealed in the box, so what gives?
  2. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    mine was @ 100%
    If your not happy Switch it out
    Mine was also scratch free
  3. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    You shouldn't worry about the charge, everyone's is different. I know this isn't an iPhone, but some iPhones come with NO charge at all or half.

    You're probably gonna be looking at the glass on the iPad a lot more than the aluminum, so i say just deal with it or try to get it swapped.
  4. teege thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Yeah, scratch didn't bother me a whole lot. But I was pretty sure everyone had 100% to start. Seems like a bad way to start off this iPad...
  5. Diversion macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    They probably came out of production with 100% charge.. there will be some loss during the packaging, transporting, shipping, etc. and time spent in the stores before they went on sale.

    You can't expect a rechargeable lipo to hold a 100% charge during that time. Only losing 3% after all that time is actually exceptional.

    My ipad also came with 97% charged.
  6. mrfriggz macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2010
    My post is not to bash at all...

    But you are seriously worried about 3%? Your iPad might have been one of the first ones to be boxed up. I would be more concerned about the scratch, IMO. I would suggest swapping it ASAP if it bothers you. Otherwise, just slap a case on it, and charge her up to 100% and have fun!
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Batteries don't hold a charge forever, so this is nothing to be concerned about. Charge it and see if it reaches 100%.

    The scratch however, that may be something to discuss with Apple.
  8. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
  9. phillyred79 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Mine only had a 90% charge when I first fired it up, but so far has always charged to 100%.. Some times my MBP only indicates 97% when I know it's had more than enough time to reach full charge..
  10. francisq macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2010
  11. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2008
    Chicago, IL
  12. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    I fully recharged it from 0% to full and the plug icon stating the device is full says 97%.

    Maybe this is a fluke

    Edit: Wait.....iPad saw me type this and changed it to 100% if I complain about multi task, can you fix that too? Benny the iPad ..... Oh Benny!!!!!!
  13. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Seriously, complaining that it's not at 100% out of the box? Really? Mine was at 92% when I turned it on the first time. Jeez, people...
  14. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    Mine was lower than everyone like around half or more when first getting. Charges to 100% every time
  15. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    get it replaced right away.
    if you wait they will think you scratched it. Actually if you had it shipped call them and tell them, they should know this happened at the factory. Its a quality control issue!

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