Despite its notably faster ‘A9X’ system-on-a-chip and a bigger screen with significantly increased pixel count, the iPad Pro is roughly in line with prior iPad models in terms of battery life.
On the other hand, the jumbo-sized tablet ships with Apple’s 12W USB Power Adapter despite having a much larger battery. So, how long does it take to recharge the iPad Pro’s battery from dead to full capacity?
According to ArsTechnica’s excruciatingly detailed review of the iPad Pro, it takes around four and a half hours to completely recharge the device if it’s not used during charging.
This doesn’t pose a major problem if you’re charging overnight, but it’s definitely “annoying if you’re trying to grab a few percentage points in a hotel room or airport in between doing other things,” the site writes.
Ars also notes that the iPad Pro ships with a much longer Lightning cord than usual, which is certainly another move on Apple’s part that we appreciate.
According to iFixit’s teardown analysis, the iPad Pro is outfitted with a 3.77 V battery that weighs in at an impressive 10,307 mAh. By comparison, the iPad Air 2 is outfitted with a 3.76-Volt battery pack rated at 7,340 mAh.
However, the iPad Pro’s four-speaker self-balancing audio design literally fills space that could have potentially been used for an extra fifty percent battery capacity.
“Premium audio means reduced battery life,” iFixit concluded.