If there is one thing that Apple’s iPads are known for, it would be their long battery life, which is actually a stark contrast to their smartphones. This is thanks to the huge batteries Apple has managed to squeeze inside the tablets. That being said, it looks like with the iPad Air 2, Apple might have ended up sacrificing battery life for thinness.

This is according to the folks at iFixit who have recently conducted a teardown of the iPad Air 2 and found that instead of a 32.9 watt-hour battery configuration used in last year’s model, the iPad Air 2 instead feature a 7,340mAh battery with a 27.62 watt-hour configuration. Interestingly enough Apple is still boasting 10 hours of continuous use per charge, or 9 hours on the WiFi + cellular model.

We suppose that Apple could boast the same battery life perhaps due to the use of the new A8X chipset which could prove to be more power-efficient than its predecessor, but either way the smaller-sized battery certainly does not look that good on paper. Of course it remains to be seen if the iPad Air 2 will indeed live up to its predecessor which in our review netted us around 10-11 hours, and even 13 hours with moderate use, or the iPads before that which had even larger batteries.

In the meantime if you’re curious about iFixit’s teardown, you can check it out in the video above.

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