Mini Uses 5w Charger

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  1. visualise-this macrumors newbie

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    Does this shock anyone? Does this mean it'll be quite slow at charging?
     
  2. aka777 macrumors 6502a

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    No because it uses a significantly smaller batter.
     
  3. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    If you want you can use a larger charger, like from an iPad.
     
  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Anyone thinking of getting the 12w charger? Who knows if it will actually charge the mini faster, but it should.
     
  5. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    it use 5w charger???? r u for real? let me check
     
  6. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    LOL!!!!

    Here come the complaints about how fast it charges and it is not even out yet! You Apple people are OCD to the MAX!:p
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  8. Menel macrumors 603

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    Ugggh more fail.
    Half the battery and half the charger of the iPad3. 6-8hr charging time agajn.
     
  9. quagmire macrumors 603

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    42/16= 1/2?

    ;)
     
  10. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Isn't it half the battery but same charger as the iPad 3? I thought the 12w charger was new for the iPad4.

    Anyway. the iPad 2 wasn't bad with charge times so is this really a big deal or not? I'm willing to buy a spare 12w if it is.
     
  11. quagmire macrumors 603

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    iPad 3 came with a 10W charger.
     
  12. Menel macrumors 603

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    Close enough.

    It's also ~3x that of the iPhone 5.
     
  13. ALMF macrumors regular

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    where are u getting this 5W?

    I looked on Apple.com and seen nothing about that and the iPad mini.

    I do remember reading the following from 9to5mac: "In case you were wondering, Apple also told us that the iPad mini would come with a 12W adapter as well, which means we could see much quicker charges for Apple’s smaller tablets in addition to the new Retina iPad."

    http://9to5mac.com/2012/10/24/apple...charge-ipads-quicker-than-older-10w-adapters/
     
  14. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 I remember that too. I searched after seeing this thread and saw no mention of a 5w charger for the mini anywhere.
     
  15. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I was glad to see this. Means it uses same charger as my iPhone 5, so I only have to take one charger when I travel.
     
  16. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    Probably referring to the fact that the mini shows a 5W charger in the "what's in the box" photos in the Apple store app. At first, so did the iPad 4. But that one has been updated.
     
  17. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Surely you would just taken the larger of the two if it was different?
     
  18. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    When I ordered via the Apple Store app, it listed the 5W adapter under accessories. So I'm assuming it's coming with the 5W adapter instead of the 10 or 12 W units. I'd be happy to be wrong, if it means quicker charges.

    Clint
     
  19. leonw macrumors member

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    I looked at the 5W charger in the apple store and there it said it's compatible with a whole bunch of idevices including the ipad mini. Ofcourse it can be delivered with the 10/12W charger but I doubt it...
     
  20. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I often charge my iPhone and iPad with the stock iPhone or stock iPad charger, depending what I have with me, and neither of the devices have blown up yet. So...
     
  21. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    It says in the box is the 5w charger. Unless they fit the 10w charger into the 5w body as there is now a 12w charger that looks like the 10w one.

    I bought an extra 10w charger with my current iPad, I am hoping it allows faster charging and isn't a limitation on the iPad's battery itself.
     
  22. Menel macrumors 603

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    Third party news outlet vs. Apple's actual spec? Which to believe, hard choice.

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  23. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    The 12w also says it's compatible with the mini.

    I won't be heart broken if comes with a 5w one because that will mean the charger I have in my car will work. I'd rather have a 12w for faster times with the mini and iP5.
     
  24. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    It comes with a 5w. Deal with it. Want faster, just pay $20 for the 12w.
     
  25. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Same here :D
     

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