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Is Your New iPad Fibbing About Whether It Is Fully Charged?

There is no question that the new iPad battery is bigger and, as a result, can take longer to recharge than its predecessor.

However, one analyst says that his testing shows that it may take longer to fully charge than the iPad indicates. DisplayMate’s Ray Soneira said last week that the iPad continues to charge well after the device shows 100 percent.

In follow-up testing, Soneira said that the iPad is only about 90 percent charged when it first indicates it is fully powered up. The iPad, Soneira said, will run more than an hour longer, if left to fully charge.

AllThingsD’s Walt Mossberg noted in his review that the new iPad delivers on its impressive claim of 10-hour battery life, starting when the tablet’s indicator said it was 100 percent charged.

Soneira plans to offer full details of his findings in an updated report on Monday.

Apple representatives were not immediately available for comment.


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