1. swandy's Avatar
    I can't believe that Apple shipped the Mini with the SLOW iPhone charger instead of the one that comes with the normal iPads!!!
    (Tried to sell my iPad 3 to someone but they insisted on the original charger for the sale to go through.)
    Guess I will have to go back to the Apple store and get the new 12W "brick".
    11-03-2012 10:06 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    I can't believe that Apple shipped the Mini with the SLOW iPhone charger instead of the one that comes with the normal iPads!!!
    (Tried to sell my iPad 3 to someone but they insisted on the original charger for the sale to go through.)
    Guess I will have to go back to the Apple store and get the new 12W "brick".
    I didn’t get the Mini, so I’m not pi$$ed, but it sure is a confusing situation. Not sure why, unless they figured with a decent battery, that most would charge them overnight when it doesn’t matter how quickly/slowly it charges since it’s typically 7-8 hours anyway.

    If I were to get a Mini, I’d probably opt for the 12W charger for an extra $19... another annoyance, but it’s only money.
    11-03-2012 10:13 PM
  3. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    FWIW, charging your battery slower is supposed to make it last longer. By last longer I mean it degrades slower.
    11-03-2012 10:19 PM
  4. Timhewitt's Avatar
    FWIW, charging your battery slower is supposed to make it last longer. By last longer I mean it degrades slower.
    Not true with this battery technology.
    11-03-2012 10:29 PM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    Really wow a 5 watt charger ?

    Will it charge at 12 watt with the new brick because I saw a video that showed hooking a iPhone to the new brick it still only got 5 watt .. So I would test that before I bought anything more
    11-03-2012 10:34 PM
  6. LCW's Avatar
    Just a related note but sadly the mini won't charge via USB plugged into a laptop. At least not with the one I tried (dell dimension workstation laptop)
    11-04-2012 11:44 AM
  7. jessedholm's Avatar
    *Shrugs* I don't care. I charge everything overnight anyway.
    11-04-2012 12:11 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    Just a related note but sadly the mini won't charge via USB plugged into a laptop. At least not with the one I tried (dell dimension workstation laptop)
    It's the laptop that has under-powered USB ports.
    11-04-2012 12:13 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Just a related note but sadly the mini won't charge via USB plugged into a laptop. At least not with the one I tried (dell dimension workstation laptop)
    Most Windows laptops don't supply enough power to the USB ports to charge an iPad. Newer ones that have USB 3 ports may, but Windows laptops that only have USB 2 ports almost never charge an iPad.
    11-04-2012 01:37 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    My mini charges much faster with the 5w charger than my iPad 3 does with 10w. No I'm not ticked.
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    11-04-2012 01:40 PM
  11. skipbarker's Avatar
    Eh. It doesn't bother me. I charge while I'm sleeping.
    11-04-2012 06:26 PM
  12. Darkbandit's Avatar
    It's kind of funny when I had my mini attached to my laptop tonight. It stated that it wasn't charging, however it had a full charge after I removed it from the laptop and was only half charged when I plugged it in.
    11-04-2012 11:17 PM
  13. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    Yawn.....
    11-05-2012 12:33 AM
  14. Team George's Avatar
    I think that the whole idea of the lightening charger is that it does what its name suggests. I have noticed charging is a little quicker but a 10w version would be truly "lightening".
    11-05-2012 05:09 AM
  15. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Really... Does it matter which charger you are using? If your device gets 10 hours of battery life then use it ALL day and plug it in at night, or just plug it in anytime you are near juice and keep it topped off.
    11-05-2012 06:22 AM
  16. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    Not true with this battery technology.
    Isn't it standard lithium-ion chemistry? Fast charging increases temperature, which degrades lithium-ion batteries. That's a well known know issue with common lithium-ion chemistries.

    From Wikipedia:

    "High charge levels and elevated temperatures (whether from charging or ambient air) hasten capacity loss.[46] Charging heat is caused by the carbon anode (typically replaced with lithium titanate which drastically reduces damage from charging, including expansion and other factors)." Lithium-ion battery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I know Wiki is not always correct, but for the most part it's good enough.
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    11-05-2012 08:17 AM
  17. CG68's Avatar
    Eh. It doesn't bother me. I charge while I'm sleeping.
    Agreed. It's not that big a deal to me anyways.
    11-05-2012 09:28 AM
  18. jennaBaby's Avatar
    Pissed off cuz it doesn't really charge while i'm playing games or watching movies!
    11-05-2012 07:35 PM
  19. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    Pissed off cuz it doesn't really charge while i'm playing games or watching movies!
    Might be just a oversight with iPad mini.... Perhaps a fix will come out with update. I recall iPhone 3 wouldn't charge while I used slingbox app to watch tv... A software update later fixed it....
    11-06-2012 12:54 AM
  20. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Better than no charger like my iPod touch 5.
    11-06-2012 01:03 AM
  21. JHBThree's Avatar
    Better than no charger like my iPod touch 5.
    The touch has never come with a charger.
    11-06-2012 01:38 AM
  22. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    Never had charger included
    11-06-2012 10:26 AM
  23. Ipheuria's Avatar
    It's kind of funny when I had my mini attached to my laptop tonight. It stated that it wasn't charging, however it had a full charge after I removed it from the laptop and was only half charged when I plugged it in.
    The regular iPad does the same thing. On the iPad having the screen on with the bigger screen pulls more power so it says it isn't charging. If you let it sit with the screen off it will charge. I've charged my iPad 3 lots of times that way it just takes like 8 hours.
    11-06-2012 03:30 PM
  24. swandy's Avatar
    Having used the smaller 5 watt charger for the past few nights, I can say that it had no problem fully charging the Mini after a full day's usage. (Generally the battery percentage was down to about 50% or so when I put it up to charge.) Still surprised since with both of my previous iPads (1 and 3 editions) Apple gave the larger, more powerful version. Only got the smaller one with the iPhones in the past.
    11-06-2012 05:09 PM
  25. LCW's Avatar
    Having had an iPad 3 that took FOREVER to charge, I have zero complaints with the mini's charger
    11-06-2012 09:48 PM
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