Since the new iPad launches in the market, we have seen many issues rising across the world regarding the performance of the new iPad, but AnandTech took a closer look at the new iPad’s 42.5 Wh battery and discovered that the new iPad could be run more than 24 hours under the use of 4G LTE hotspot feature, which means that if you have a supported model and a supported data plan, you can turn your iPad into a portable 4G modem for your laptop.
Still, it’s important to point out what those “right conditions” are. First and foremost — and easily the most inconvenient aspect of this — the iPad’s beautiful Retina display must remain off if you want to reach the absolute maximum of its hotspot endurance. During the testing, we also disabled notifications and push email accounts known to slowly chip away at battery percentage.
It is reported that the new iPad could be used as 4G LTE hotspot for more than 25.3 hours, which is equivalent to the 5-7 Mifi’s – the device that is especially designed to provide 4G hotspot feature to the users. However, the 4G hotspot feature on the iPad is only offered to the Verizon users, as AT&T has yet to announce anything regarding their hotspot feature to the new iPad users.
Overall, the battery performs as expected. The retina-equipped iPad has a run time that’s slightly less than the iPad 2, and you’ll get an hour less juice on LTE than WiFi.
VIA – AnandTech