Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, a blogger on ZDNet wrote on March 23rd about an issue supposedly present on the new 2012 model Apple iPad (aka iPad 3) where the battery status indicator on the iPad indicates that the battery is fully charged when in fact it is not. He says:
An expert finds that when your new iPad tells you that it’s fully-charged, it’s not even close to being charged up. Are we looking at an Apple iPad “Batterygate?”
The core issue they identified is that “the power actually drawn by the AC Adapter and first found that the new iPad continues to charge for up to 1 hour after it claims to reach 100%. This affects the battery run time if you stop charging when it says 100%.” The article goes on to discuss the issue and wonders why the new iPad lies about the charge status, when the battery is not yet fully charged.
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