What are the odds of seeing >10w chargers with the revised dock connector?

2IS

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Obviously it won't matter to existing iPad owners, but moving forward do you think the new connector will allow for more juice? One thing I miss about my iPad 2 is how much faster it charged than my 3rd gen. Hoping my next iPad will bring that back.
 

Fruit Cake

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I think they'll reduce battery capacity once they have the power footprint back down..
 

ActionableMango

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It might, but increasing power needs is ultimately unsustainable. It would be better for Apple to make iPads more efficient than to make bigger and bigger chargers.
 

JAT

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Obviously it won't matter to existing iPad owners, but moving forward do you think the new connector will allow for more juice? One thing I miss about my iPad 2 is how much faster it charged than my 3rd gen. Hoping my next iPad will bring that back.
I think at the miniscule power requirements for these DC batteries, the connector won't matter one whit. The power supply, otoh.....
 

2IS

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I think at the miniscule power requirements for these DC batteries, the connector won't matter one whit. The power supply, otoh.....
If we were dealing with 10 watts on a 12-24v power supply you'd be correct, but we're dealing with a 5v power supply, which equates to 2amps. That's a respectable amount of current, particularily for mobile devices.