Apple Dismisses Critics Over The Battery Charge Indicator In The New iPad

Recently, new iPad owners started an online debate detailing how the new iPad tends to lie about its charging status.

The device displays a full charge status even though it continues charging two hours after claiming to be fully replenished, or until the user unplugs it. Intrigued owners of the new iPad complained about the situation on the dedicated Apple forums and demanded an explanation.

The official reaction was published today on AllThingsD. In fact, the same situation also occurs with both the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The devices show a status of 100% charged just before this stage of completion is reached. Even when the iPhone, iPod or iPad is fully charged, as long as the devices are still plugged in, they need to discharge a little and recharge again, until the user decides to unplug them.

This could create some confusion. Michael Tchao, Apple VP, issued the first official statement on this matter for AllThingsD.

"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," explained Michael Tchao.

According to Apple, the new iPad owners can enjoy their tablet for 10 hours before recharging, regardless how many times the recharging process was performed.

Source: AllThingsD