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Apple: There are no problems with new iPad battery

Apple: There are no problems with new iPad battery
Zen Terrelonge

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Devices / iPad / March 28th 2012 at 11:29AM

Tablet leader dismisses customer power complaints.

One week ago, Apple customers complained about the new iPad – or FriPad – overheating so much they that could cook their breakfast on it.

Now, they have also started grumbling about the way the tablet holds its battery charge, claiming it isn't fully charged when it says it is.

However, Apple has bitten back to assure that the new iPad is completely charged before it reaches 100 per cent, though it will discharge slightly at 100 per cent if it remains plugged in, in order to offer optimum power.

Speaking to AllThingsD, Michael Tchao, VP, Apple, says: "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."

Tchao goes on to confirm that new iPad users can expect to receive ten hours worth of battery power no matter where  the tablet is in the charged/discharge cycle.