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Report Claims that Next-Generation iPad to Have Thinner, Lighter iPad Battery

Battery-Life.jpgTaiwan Economic News is reporting that Apple is using Simplo and Dynapack to manufacture a thinner, lighter batter to be used in the next-generation iPad. This of course, would make room for the rumored, and presumably thicker, high-resolution “Retina” display.

The report goes on to note that the batteries are expected to cost Apple 20-30% more than the current batteries, while offering longer service time, and greater safety. The batteries are expected to be delivered by the end of this calendar year, and enter mass production by Q1 of next year.

Of course, it’s worth hammering home the fact that early rumors (Read: the musings of Daring Fireball’s John Gruber) suggested that there would be a new iPad introduced this fall. However, recent reports, such as this one, suggest otherwise. I suppose we’ll see soon enough.

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