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Apple responds to widespread complaints of iPad charging problems

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:52PM EST

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Apple’s third-generation iPad tablet has been well-received by the masses. Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, and Apple announced last week that it sold more than 3 million new iPads during the slate’s debut weekend. While a small percentage of users reported real problems with their new iPads, a far greater amount of noise has been made over inconsequential issues such as the iPad feeling warm to the touch or continuing to charge after the battery indicator reaches 100%. Apple already responded to the flurry of minor heat-related complaints, and now the company has issued a statement regarding possible charging issues.

According to Apple, the iPad does in fact continue to charge after the battery icon displays 100%. The tablet will then apparently stop taking in power and discharge a bit, then continue charging to 100%. This process then repeats as long as the iPad is still plugged in. “That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like,” Apple vice president Michael Tchao told AllThingsD. “It’s a great feature that’s always been in iOS.” According to the report, Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch models utilize the same charging pattern.


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