Friday, March 23, 2012

iPad 2 Vs New iPad Battery Performance

In this short 4 minute video, I show a time lapse the iPad 2 as compared to the new iPad. The set both iPads to download the 10 episodes of Dexter to drain the battery along with playing an episode for the first 50 minutes or so. The displayed percentage on the iPads were staying pretty close together, at least until the iPad 2 finished all 10 downloads (16GB) via WiFi with 17% of the battery remaining.

I added 3 more episodes of Dexter to both iPads to keep the battery meter running, although the "new iPad" never made it to through the first 10 episodes I selected. The new iPad died with 12% or so of the iPad 2 battery remaining.

After depleting both of the batteries, I recharged the batteries showing the comparison at the end of the video. The 3rd generation iPad took nearly 6 hours to charge while the iPad 2 was fully charged in less than 4 hours.

1 comment:

  1. The new iPad has 4 times the number of pixels to support and has a much large battery than the iPad 2. It's a wonder that Apple was able to get it anywhere close to the iPad 2 with the new hardware demanding more power from the battery.


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