iPad charging,

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mattprice, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Mattprice macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
    Hey guys,

    I've recently bought a iPad and heard it can only be charged 1000 times before it starts to lose it compascity to hold the full ten hours?

    Does this mean, even if I put it onto charge to topic up from 75% to 100% that counts as one of it's charges? Because thats what I like to do,


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  2. EvenStranger macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2003
    Honestly not sure about the iPad, but traditionally on the Macs, that would be considered a 1/4 charge.
  3. Tritons macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2011
  4. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Yes. A "full" charge is from empty to 100%, anything less than that is a fractional charge.

    Read more here:

  5. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    that's about 3 years (assuming you have to complete a charging cycle every couple of days or so). seems fair to me. by this time the ipad 6 will be out and you'll have passed your ipad 2 onto some family member long ago :)
  6. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2011
    I got the first generation unibody mbp, where they implemented this technology. They said 1000 cycles. I have had the computer for over 2 years and It is between 300-400 cycles. It varies on usage but it is about less than 1 cycle per day, for me at least. Even at a cycle a day that's close to 3 years. That is impressive for a battery since all rechargeable batteries eventually no longer hold a good charge.
  7. Tritons macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2011
    I'll get iPad 3 when it comes out, so 1000 is ok for me, I guess.
  8. SXR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2007
    And even if the ipads battery life will get worse over time, its still gonna be more than usable i think. Battery life on ipads is amazing.
  9. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    The claimed battery performance is 1,000 charges before it drops to 80% of "new" battery life. So it's not like it dies the next day.

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