Originally Posted by sherlock
There is nothing magical about Ipad mini "somehow managed to improve it's battery life" than Ipad 2, the screen size & battery size reduction are proportional (only 65% the screen size of Ipad 2 with 65% of its battery size). Plus if we are talking about an old Ipad 2 with 45nm
APL0468 version of A5 OSC, its SOC would consume a lot more power than Ipad2,4
& Ipad Mini's APL2498 which is made on the 32nm
Plus in the Ipad Mini battery life review
I seen, even 45nm SOC Ipad2 beat it in battery life, 32nm Ipad2,4 destorys the Mini in battery life.
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I never claimed it was magical. Forgive me for not knowing the full details of the hardware change. I based my assumptions off of the review I read around the time it came out (the one Robilar posted), Robilar's and other's personal
experience from the 'iPad Owners Club', and from other hearsay. All you did was post a contradicting review to what I've read. Regardless of how they maintained or improved upon the battery life isn't really relevant, it's the fact that they did.
achieved results closer to what the other review did.
Every review site has different ways of testing battery life. TechRadar does their test with full brightness, and constant high level activity. Choose the review that's relevant to you, but it seems Engadget and CNet line up more with actual user's feedback.