Reports of a much thinner iPad 5 set to begin production in July have users worried that Apple will downgrade the tablet’s battery life.
The past two iPhone releases have not fared well in terms of battery life — issues began with the iPhone 4S, which did not feature a sizable battery upgrade from the iPhone 4, and problems have persisted with the iPhone 5. The main culprit with the iPhone 5 is that its thinner design led to a thinner rechargeable battery with less capacity.
Fortunately, the iPad has never had this issue: its beefy chassis has always had ample room to house its large battery, and for the most part, users have been happy with the iPad’s battery performance. However, steady reports indicating that the iPad 5 will be much thinner than its predecessors has users wondering: will a thinner iPad battery mean poorer battery life? Continue reading ‘Thinner iPad 5 To Start Production In June; Apple Adjusting Design for Battery Life’