Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/15/ifixit_ipad_3_teardown_reveals_monster_battery/

Apple iPad 3 packs LAPTOP battery

12,000mAh power pack, anyone?

By Tony Smith

Posted in Tablets, 15th March 2012 17:04 GMT

The iPad 3 contains an 11,560mAh battery, the first take-apart of the third-generation Apple tablet has revealed.

Indeed, the new gagdet is packed with power storage behind its - Samsung-made, seemingly - 2048 x 1536 "retina display".

iFixit iPad 3 take-apart

Source: iFixit.com

The autopsy, conducted by iFixit, shows a mere sliver of a motherboard up above the monster battery.

That mAh rating amounts to 43Wh - almost double the 25Wh battery capacity built into the iPad 2, and bigger than the 35Wh battery used in the latest 11in MacBook Air notebook computer.

iFixit iPad 3 take-apart

Source: iFixit.com

Yet the iPad 3 runs for only as long as its predecessor, a fact that shows just how much juice the LTE 4G radio and that big screen can swallow. ®