New 2024 iPads Still Have 10 Hours of Battery Life

The iPad Pro and iPad Air models that Apple introduced today continue to offer the same 10 hours of battery life that Apple has advertised with iPads for years now, despite the addition of new, more efficient chips.

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Apple's ‌iPad Pro‌ has an M4 chip that is built on second-generation 3-nanometer technology, and it has six efficiency cores, or two more than the M2. The device is also equipped with a more efficient OLED display, but neither the chip nor the OLED display have resulted in additional battery life.

The 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ has a 31.29-watt-hour battery, up from 28.65‐watt‐hours in the prior-generation model, while the 13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ has a 38.99-watt-hour battery, down from 40.88-watt-hours.

As for the ‌iPad Air‌, the 11-inch model has a 28.93‐watt‐hour, up slightly from the 28.6-watt-hour battery that was in the prior 10.9-inch version. The new 13-inch model has a 36.59‐watt‐hour battery.

Apple says that the ‌iPad Pro‌ and ‌iPad Air‌ models last for up to 10 hours when surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching video, but that drops to nine hours when surfing the web using a cellular data network.

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Top Rated Comments

GimmeDatApple Avatar
3 weeks ago
No one wanted a thinner iPad, they wanted more battery life.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tagbert Avatar
3 weeks ago
I think the point is that, even though it is thinner, with the M4 they are able to get the same battery life.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
3 weeks ago

The 11-inch iPad Pro has a 31.29-watt-hour battery, up from 28.65‐watt‐hours in the prior-generation model
I'm surprised they were able to fit a bigger battery in there while simultaneously making it insanely thin ?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TMRJIJ Avatar
3 weeks ago
About 14 years of technological advancements throughout this entire product line. Still can't get more battery life ?‍♂️
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Deine Mudda Avatar
3 weeks ago
That's just sad.
I mean, it's enough but still. M4 new design, new hardware and still no upgrade in battery life.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Supermallet Avatar
3 weeks ago

I don't know about you, but have no desire to use an iPad for more than ten hours at a time.
It's not just about how long can you use it in one stretch. More battery life means you have less concern over having access to an outlet, or the device running low at the wrong moment. More battery life also means fewer battery cycles over a given period which is better for long term battery health.

I constantly have to remember to check and top off my iPad Pro. My MacBook Air just goes and goes and goes. That is a massive difference in the user experience.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)