“During the new iPad’s unveiling yesterday, Phil Schiller noted many of the device’s upgrades — the new Retina display, quad-core graphics engine, and LTE networking — consume a lot of battery life,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac. “Schiller then announced the new iPad would have the same 10-hour battery life over Wi-Fi (or 9 hours over 4G) as the iPad 2.”

“A few things not included in the presentation: The new battery is a 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with 70 percent more capacity compared to the iPad 2′s 25-watt-hour battery,” Kahn reports. “The new iPad battery likely will cover almost the entire surface area of the device.”

Kahn reports, “One unanswered question is whether the new iPad’s 70 percent larger battery will take longer to charge.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]