New iPad Battery Is 70% Larger

The new iPad guts are nice, at last with 1GB of much-needed RAM to accelerate all that web browsing. But the most impressive thing is the new battery, which takes most of the space. It's a gigantic 70 per cent larger!

The iPad 2 had a 25 watt-hour Li-ion battery. The iPad 3 has a 42.5 watt-hour battery! That's 170 per cent the previous capacity. The battery life hasn't changed, however: it's still 10 hours of use, nine with average use of the mobile data network. So why the increase? Obviously, that big screen and the more powerful processor are hitting the power big time. [Gizmodo]

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