With all of the questions surrounding the new iPad’s battery life and heat temperatures, users will be comforted to learn that Apple’s latest tablet can serve as a mobile LTE hotspot for a staggering 25.3 hours. That means you could technically use your iPad’s Personal Hotspot feature for more than a day on a single charge.
AnandTech notes the dramatic battery performance in its initial testings of the new iPad, and we at Cult of Mac noticed similar results when we got our new iPads over a week ago. Once you turn off the iPad’s giant Retina display, the battery will last for a very long time. As you can imagine, the display is one of the main reasons the physical battery dimensions in the new iPad have been beefed up to 11,666 mAh (42Wh) from 6,944 mAh (25Wh). With the Retina display turned off, the new iPad will last for over a day on Qualcomm’s MDM9600 chip. Not bad.
It’s important to remember that Apple’s battery estimates still hold true for normal use case situations. The new iPad will last for about an hour less on LTE than the normal 9-10 hours on WiFi. You also want to watch out for carrier data caps, cause those will get you.