Already the subject of much discussion, the battery that will power Apple’s highly anticipated iPad has been once again thrust in the limelight. This time, Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself jumped in on the conversation.
A blogger from the “online authority for government IT professionals”-site GCN (Government Computer News) had recently wondered aloud that 10 hrs. of battery life from Apple’s potentially game-changing iPad may have been a bit of a stretch. He e-mailed Jobs to ensure him that he wasn’t calling him a liar, he was just making the point that marketers have a funny way of padding the stats sometimes.
Two hours later, Jobs responded directly – “[...]yes, we are getting 10 hours in 1.5 pounds. Sent from my iPad”
From the iPad itself, Jobs confirms that its owners will in fact enjoy 10 hrs. of battery life per charge. Not too shabby…
The iPad will begin shipping in the United States on April 3.