Anyone who has an iPad or Macbook knows the incredible battery life that they get. With Macbooks getting 6-7 hours and iPads up to 10 hours, it’s no surprise why they dominate the portable device market. Considering competing laptops get 3 hours on average (on a good day), aside from the cost that deters a lot of people, there isn’t any reason not to choose Apple for your laptop or tablet needs. Then again, I am biased. With all those hours being used, you’re probably thinking like I was, that it must cost a bit to charge your devices. Turns out not to be the case at all.
According to Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the iPad costs less than $1.40 annually to charge, actually $1.36 to be exact. That is less than the average 60watt light-bulb. That’s a pretty insane feat if you think about it. Not only does Apple manage to get you record battery life, but also saves you a ton of money in the process.
I never really thought about the price it would cost to charge my iOS devices, mainly because I didn’t want to think about it. I just play Angry Birds and put the thought far out of my mind. Now I’m pretty happy with my purchases over the years and think a lot of people just got a little more happy with theirs as well. So if you’ve been dying to know if you’re spending your all to charge your iPad, you can now rest easy.