iPad as personal hotspot on Verizon’s LTE runs over 25 hours on single charge

“If you have an iPad on Verizon’s LTE network and use it as a personal hotspot (not currently possible on the AT&T version), it will last you roughly 25.3 hours on a single charge,” Anand Lal Shimpi reports for AnandTech. “Obviously that’s with the display turned off, but with a 42.5Wh battery driving Qualcomm’s MDM9600 you get tons of life out of the new iPad as a personal hotspot.”

Read more in the full article, including a chart of web browser battery life tests between iPad 2, iPad (2012), and some Asus piece of crap, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “Brad G.” for the heads up.]

Related articles:
Setting up and using Verizon Personal Hotspot on your new iPad – March 19, 2012
Verizon including mobile hotspot in iPad data plans at no additional charge – March 8, 2012


  1. You are only as mobile as your smallest battery. The best place for and LTE radio is in the device with the largest battery. When Apple ships a tablet with LTE Advanced spec. I will be be pre-ordering before Tim Cook leaves the keynote stage.

  2. Tethering on AT&T, or any carrier for that matter, is a nice tool to have in the chest but, that’s not where I live. Give me wicked fast broadband any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Ever since I found a place to live, I’m lovin’ me some broadband.

    Imagine the performance that battery/chip combo would mean for the original iPad or 2.

    I can appreciate the load 3 puts on that new battery.

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