I have the M1 iPad Pro, just actually exchanged my 12.9" model yesterday for the 11" one. I’ve had three previous iPad Pro 12.9" models, and I am absolutely enamored by the smaller form factor…and lighter too!
Last week, I was DJing at a local museum with my Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2 and the M1 iPad Pro 12.9" model. What I’m curious about is how long those of you that use the iOS version, but without a charger, have had their devices last during your gig.
I’m curious, because Apple claims that the M1 iPad Pro is supposed to have 10 hours of battery life. Because of the way that I’ve used my iPad in the past (music production, video editing, etc.), I would usually get maybe half of the estimated battery life before it starts to run out of juice.
When I did my gig at the museum with the controller, I started with the device at 100 percent charge. After 2 1/2 hours, the level was reduced to 40 percent. I’m a little bit more confident that it can last a three-hour gig, but I think four would be pushing it.
I know that there are hubs that can be used to keep the device charged, but not having a charger has me curious. Plus, it would be one less thing I’d have to worry about carrying; I usually would recharge the device, when I get home.
Thanks for reading; hope you’ll chime in with your thoughts.