Is it true that if you just purchased an Ipad, you must charge it first before using?

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  1. UbuFamily

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    I just bought white Ipad 3rd gen 32gb with cellular. Yepee...
     
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    If the battery is holding sufficient charge when you first turn it on, you can use it right out of the box.
     
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    Thank you. Well explained.
     
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    Of course, if you're setting up the iPad from the backup of another iPad , it can take several hours for everything to download. In this case it would be better to plug in the iPad during the process.
     
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    Really? I understand that if we often plug & play the ipad, it would shorten the lifetime of the battery.
     
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    The reason you plug in the iPad when doing a large download is to ensure that the battery doesn't run down before the download is finished.
     
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    Opps, well understood, sorry my bad. Thanks!
     
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    When I got my 3rd gen iPad we set it up at the Apple store without having to plug it in. It was sitting at above 80% charge out of the box...
     
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    i thought its better just to drain the battery completely on 1st use so that the battery 'calibrated' right?
     
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    You don't calibrate the battery, you calibrate the battery indicator.
     

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