New iPad's battery life matches Apple's claims, but iPad 2 lasts longer
Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:31 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:39 AM
Full brightness on the new iPad is almost too bright for regular use.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:00 AM
Personally, I would love to have this playlist feature myself for watching music videos on my iPhone, (which seems to be the most commonly stated reason for this request) or for letting the kids watch their DVRed TV shows back-to-back on long car rides, without me having to queue up a new show for them every twenty-two minutes.
That said, there are already a couple of less-then-perfect-but-serviceable video playlist options in the iOS App Store. Might be worth a glance.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:45 AM
That might be difficult for the original iPad unless it uses the same battery as the iPad 2. If the replacement battery has been sitting on a shelf for 2 years, it could very well be less than "like new". The problem is that lithium ion batteries degrade even sitting on a shelf. Not as much as if used but they do have a shelf life.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:47 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:56 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:12 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:28 AM
I think you fail to see the true significance of the test; movie watching and game playing are two of the most battery draining activities that you can perform on any given mobile device. The intent here is to show what "worst case scenario" usage looks like, and to assure potential customers that the new iPad will live up to Apple's advertising claims even under those usage cases. We can then infer that most other types of usage (including mixed usage) will almost always result in longer battery life, to different degrees depending upon the types of usage.
Since we're talking about an advertised battery life of ten hours, and you're asking about common every day activities, (as opposed to uncommon extended use scenarios, such as international flights which might potentially last longer then the battery) then I think it's safe to say that you're worrying too much about the statistics, and not enough about the user experience.
This post has been edited by zarmanto: 30 March 2012 - 08:41 AM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:36 AM
So, instead of halfway, where is the slider on both iPads at 150 cd/m^2? An included picture of this would have been nice.