Apple has managed to keep battery life the same despite the increased power requirements of the new iPad; however, this means charging your device will take way longer, notes TechCrunch.
So how was Apple able to keep the battery life the same while adding LTE and without drastically changing the design? It appears that they've had a fairly major breakthrough in their battery technology. While the new battery clearly isn't much bigger than the old one, it can hold much more juice (42 watt-hours versus 25-watt-hours). The downside of this is that I've found it takes quite a bit longer to charge the new iPad. As in several hours - you'll probably want to do it overnight.
This might be bad news for those who are always running low on battery but we're pretty sure the amazing display will make up for the inconvenience.