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April 06, 2010

IPad Battery Life: Good News for IPhone?

By David Sims
TMCnet Contributing Editor

… Casting around desperately for a somewhat mildly original angle on the iPad… hey did you know that you can rearrange the letters of “iPad” to spell “Paid (News - Alert)?”

Okay, still looking… hey how about that battery, huh?

Gizmodo’s impressed with the typically thorough dissection iFixit did on their teardown of the iPad. Evidently iFixit found that “the iPad power source is made up of two batteries that are each roughly the same size as that found in the iPhone (News - Alert). The kicker? Each has 2.5x the capacity.”

Yes the iPad needs a lot more power – “Overall, the iPad has 5x the power capacity of the iPhone.,” Gizmodo says – but this matters to you iPhoners and iPod Touchers who are either never going to get an iPad or who follow the cardinal rule of tech: Never, ever buy the first generation Apple (News - Alert) anything: Imagine your iPod Touch or iPhone’s battery life increased two and a half times.

Not that you can cannibalize: The iPad’s battery is 4.5 mm x 118 mm x 57 mm for each of the two cells, for 60.5 cc volume total, while the iPhone’s is 4 mm x 41 mm x 68 mm, 11.2 cc according to Gizmodo.

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Alice Straight

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