4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2012 7:45 PM by Philly_Phan
kakadoa Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

I'm still trying to identify wich one between the ipad2 or the new-ipad will be perfect for my and wife use.

As you can imagine, the major point is about the battery.

 

- I've got a late 2010 macbook-pro, I can't identify if usb ports will be powerfull enough to charge the new-ipad. I've only read along the web "newer mac can, older can't". Can someone help me identify if late-2010 is an old or young enough macbook pro ?

 

- Is it technically and commercially possible that we'll see a "speedier" charger to come onto the market oneday ?


iPad, iOS 5.1
  • deggie Level 9 (52,719 points)

    Either iPad comes with its own 2A 10W wall charger. Use it to charge your iPad, not the computer.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,251 points)

    kakadoa wrote:

     

    - I've got a late 2010 macbook-pro, I can't identify if usb ports will be powerfull enough to charge the new-ipad. I've only read along the web "newer mac can, older can't". Can someone help me identify if late-2010 is an old or young enough macbook pro ?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4049?viewlocale=en_US

     

     

    kakadoa wrote:

     

    - Is it technically and commercially possible that we'll see a "speedier" charger to come onto the market oneday ?

    No.  You might have a fire hose charger but it's still connected to a garden hose iPad input connector that accepts no more than two amps.

  • kakadoa Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your answers!

     

    So :

    "Note: Apple computers and displays that were introduced before 2007 support only 500 mA at 5 V from their ports and do not offer additional power."

     

    Crossing with other reads, new-iPad will maybe charge veeery slowly on my mbp with screen/wifi shutted down. Not useful!

     

    And ok/thanks for an impossible "faster" charger explanation.. 

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,251 points)

    Happy to help.