Charging your iPad after the meter reaches 100% may not be a good idea. Recent studies have shown that charging the iPad excessively could lead to decreased battery life. The underlying reason governing this is that a certain trade off exists between the lifespan of the battery and the time you keep the battery at full charge per cycle. Every battery eventually looses charge and dries out. It has been noted that charging a battery fully actually degrades battery life. So what would be the ideal battery percentage that a user must charge to expect maximum battery life?
Although an exact figure can’t be calculated, an approximate figure of 40% is expected to show 4% degradation every year. There is a good chance that Apple has already accounted for these constraints and ensured that the display gives a false reading in order to increase the battery life. Even though there is no way of confirming this, it is not advisable to leave the iPad battery on charge for too long.
In other news, many problems with the iPad 3 are slowly beginning to surface. One very common problem being reported pertains to the heating issues with the new gadget. The iPad 3 seems to be heating much more than its Android counterparts and many speculate that this is the result of all the new features which have been included. Apple continues to maintain that the iPad is well within its thermal specifications. The iPad definitely generates more heat than its predecessor the iPad 2, runs about 4-9 degrees hotter than the Asus Transformer Prime and is on par with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. A known consequence of overheating is degradation of battery life which many users need to be cautious about.
Meanwhile, a study conducted in China has indicated that more people access web through the Nokia 5230 than any other device in the country. Apple follows in second and Android comes a distant fifth. There are certain models that don’t show up in these results, as these are exclusively made for the Chinese population. The main reason for Apple losing out is pricing. China is a country that is dominated by low paid labourers and it’s not surprising for a dominant majority of the country to possess a Nokia handset instead of the iPhone. The app store access doesn’t paint a different picture either as the Ovi store enjoyed a dominant 65.2% market share. This year an observable increase in the number of people using the iOS and Android is expected, but Apple may have to produce an exclusive handset to win over the Chinese population.