Apple speaks out about "battery charging" issue

4/21/2012 3:46:43 PM

Apple has already been trounced over complaints about an overheating issue that the new iPad HD seems to have. Users were upset because they felt that their devices were becoming uncomfortably warm to the touch. Now it seems that another complaint is marching in, as an effect of the overheating problems.

Many customers noticed that their iPad HD's would "continue to charge" for about an hour, even after the device reached its 100-percent charged state. Because of this, users are becoming concerned that this "charging issue" is perhaps contributing to the heat problems that their products are experiencing.

Description: Apple speaks out about "battery charging" issue

Apple is now publicly speaking out about the "charging mishap." In an interview with AIIThingsD, Apple Vice President Michael Tchao explained;

"So, here's how things work: Apple does in fact display the iPad (and iPhone and iPod Touch) as 100 percent charged just before a device reaches a completely charged state. At that point, it will continue charging to 100 percent, then discharge a bit and charge back up to 100 percent, repeating that process until the device is unplugged. Doing so allows devices to maintain an optimum charge. That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like. It's a great feature that's always been in iOS."

Description: The new iPad "battery charging" issue

Apple's VP also stated that users of the iPad HD can always expect up to 10 hours’ worth of battery life from a fully charged state. He also noted that the device will always display 100% on the screen during the "trickling state." This ensures that costumers are not confused with whether or not their device's battery is fully charged. This is an effect that has been in every iOS device that Apple has ever produced and, according to the company, in no way negatively affects the new iPad HD.

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