Michael Tchao Explains The Design Of The New iPad's Battery
Last week we discussed about the New iPad's continuous charging problem. Many iPad 3 owners observed that the new iPad's battery goes on charging and shows incorrect battery levels when charging. Things got serious when Display Mate president Dr. Raymond confirmed after performing some tests on The New iPad that it take another full hour to get fully charged.
Michael Tchao, Vice President of iPad product marketing spoke with AllThingsD and clarified the iPad's continuous charging issue. Here is what he said:
"Apple does in fact display the iPad (and iPhone and iPod Touch) as 100 percent charged just before a device reaches a completely charged state. At that point, it will continue charging to 100 percent, then discharge a bit and charge back up to 100 percent, repeating that process until the device is unplugged. Doing so allows devices to maintain an optimum charge. That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like. It’s a great feature that’s always been in iOS.”According to Tchao, regardless of when you unplug the iPad during the charge- discharge cycle, the new iPad 3 will still give a full 10hours backup as promised by Apple. Apple's battery percentage display is simplified so that users are not confused by the constant cycle of charging and discharging while a device is plugged in. But Apple's approach allows all of its iOS devices to maximize their potential battery life.
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