iPad Pro battery life is amazing me


Relentless Power

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You mentioned the two largest factors I would consider for the larger iPad Pro. The battery life and the quad speakers. The battery life is tremendous on the 12.9 iPad Pro. My favorite feature is the quad speakers, which uses carbon fiber caps over the speakers to help accentuate the sound. It sounds incredible.
 

MyopicPaideia

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Gotta agree! On the 10.5" Pro and am very impressed. 6:00am to 9:00pm usage non-stop out at my clients in an office environment (original post here in the first impressions thread) Didn't think to take a screen shot but will do when I get the chance again. Had 15% left when I plugged this amazing piece of technology and engineering in for the night. Here's what I was doing with it though during its first days of use:

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Fuzzball84

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View attachment 704276 Coming from a Air 2 that struggled to achieve 9 hour sot, this new 12.9 pro is astounding me at its longevity all while providing me a better experience in every way from the display to the performance, oh and don't forget the speakers.
How did you test longevity already? Battery life and longevity are different parameters

Did you measure battery health after the first few cycles?
 
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gobikerider

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The thing I am most impressed with is that there are no FACEBOOK usage stats in either picture!!! Yes!!!! Win!!!!!!!!
I wouldn't ever contaminate any of my devices with such a poorly written app
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Ha ha ha, don't see any Insta or Snap on those either, I'm happy to say. Then again these are iPad Pro screenshots. Might be a different story looking at the iPhone :)
No same story looking at iPhone well Twitter but their app isn't atrocious
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How did you test longevity already? Battery life and longevity are different parameters

Did you measure battery health after the first few cycles?
Only had 2 cycles so far man, and I'd assume its health is still perfect.
 

kazmac

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Still working on my first cycle, as I was unable to use my iPP the last couple of days, but am making up for it today. Will post stats as soon as I need to charge this, but I am impressed.

Earlier today was drawing and trying to follow a YouTube video, but I was delighted when I saw how little battery was eaten up as I wrote for my blog.

The list to show off just how many apps and such I was able to use without a big hit to the battery life.

The issues at the web version of Google's blogger seemed to have basically righted themselves; still have to do a couple of work arounds, but in only using 5%, I banged out two posts. This meant:
running movies for screenshots,
editing those images in Pixelmator,
flipping between several tabs of Safari and Google's photos and blogger (web based, no app.)
writing the posts
copying and pasting text,
tweaking the HTML code in Blogger

Pretty impressed given how many things were running. I can only imagine what this kind of multitasking will be like once iOS11. :D

I do not think I will using my iMac much this weekend unless it deals with the few things this iPP just cannot do.

Bluetooth is turned off when I am not drawing, and I shut the WiFi off too overnight.

Right now I am at 57%.
 

spiderman0616

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You know--I thought everyone was imagining this at first, but I have to agree. After one full discharge and recharge cycle on my 10.5" Pro, I'm currently at 43% left after 8 hours and 18 minutes of usage and 47 hours and 19 minutes of standby.

That is WORLDS beyond what I was getting on my 9.7" Pro. It was getting crazy battery drain during the night in standby (anywhere from 3-5%), even after I wiped it completely clean and started it all over. My 10.5" is a restore from the 9.7 backup, because that was a fairly new install, and I'm still getting more out of the battery. In fact, this might be the best battery life I've ever gotten in an iPad in my life.
 
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darksoul78644

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You know--I thought everyone was imagining this at first, but I have to agree. After one full discharge and recharge cycle on my 10.5" Pro, I'm currently at 43% left after 8 hours and 18 minutes of usage and 47 hours and 19 minutes of standby.

That is WORLDS beyond what I was getting on my 9.7" Pro. It was getting crazy battery drain during the night in standby (anywhere from 3-5%), even after I wiped it completely clean and started it all over. My 10.5" is a restore from the 9.7 backup, because that was a fairly new install, and I'm still getting more out of the battery. In fact, this might be the best battery life I've ever gotten in an iPad in my life.
Is it best to let my 10.5 completely drain than fully charge it
 

MandiMac

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This has to be because of ProMotion. The 120 Hz only kick in when you actually touch the screen (which isn't that frequent when you're browsing the web for example). Otherwise, the Hz can be reduced to 48 or even 24. That's a great thing once you consider that every other iOS device runs at 60 Hz all the time, regardless of the content. I guess that's the good thing here :)

I'm at 66 % after 9 hours of usage right now. Brightness at 15-20 %, sorted my Photos library and surfed in Safari. Awesome piece of technology.
 

Saturn1217

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Anyone have any impressions of battery life with lots of Apple pencil use? My iPad Pro 12.9" (2015 model) has great battery life UNTIL you are using the apple pencil. And then battery life is cut in half if not more. I'm assuming the tech used to make the pencil work is pretty energy intensive. The new Pros are supposed to ramp up the refresh rate to 120Hz when using the pencil which sounds like it would make pencil use even more battery draining.

Anyone have experience using the new Pros (10.5 or 12.9") with the Apple pencil for an extended period of time? Is the battery-life still ok?
 

Jetcat3

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Here's a little screenshot with more of an example of standby time I think. Heck I think I could still get 12+ hours of usage with over 120 hours of standby. Nuts!
 

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