Apple VP Responds To iPad Battery Fervor

The new iPad has been the subject of several so-called controversies reserved only for a device with such a wide distribution as it, the latest of which has been responded to by Apple today. Speaking with Ina Fried at All Things D, Apple VP Michael Tchao let the world know that what people have been seeing this past week – that being an iPad which appears to charge well beyond it's "100%" mark, is no more than built-in technology that's been with iOS for quite a while. In addition to noting how this feature works, Tchao let iPad owners know that regardless of how full of power their iPad was, if it reads 100%, they can expect the 10 hours of work time promised by Apple.

Apple's new iPad has been the subject of scrutiny from several sources in the first few weeks its been out on the market, most of these situations turning out to be founded on less than stable ground. This new battery situation, too, appears to be no more than a value-added situation, believe it or not, built in to iOS itself. Apple's mobile operating system appears, according to Tchao, to be made to allow you to be a bit lazy if you wish:

"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." – Tchao

This means that if you've got your iPad plugged in to a power outlet and leave it for an extended period, you'll likely see the battery indicator showing 100% charged – even if it's currently in a cycle where it's powering down slightly so that it can charge back up without mishap. Have a peek at the rest of the very recent iPad coverage we've got to keep your iPad journey rolling on:

[via Ina Fried]