Tuesday March 21, 2017

New $329 iPad Is Thicker and Heavier Than iPad Air 2

In a potential case of "damned if you do, damned if you don’t," Apple has just unveiled a new iPad that is actually larger and heavier than some of their previous models. People regularly complain about their obsession with making products thinner and thinner, but now that this has become more of a habit for the company, the whining has begun on how it’s a step back. Well, I guess they have a point if they didn’t put in a larger battery. Apple will also be releasing red versions of the iPhone 7 and its variant, which is brilliant because apples are, well, red.

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آ…it’s important to note we are still talking about millimeter differences here. An increase of 1.5mm is small but it will definitely be noticeable in the hand if you have handled both tablets before. At 9.7 inches, the weight increase of 0.07lbs or about 30 grams is probably not discernible in practice. Nevertheless, it’s something to watch out for. For a company that is known for making things ever thinner and smaller, Apple has actually released a lot of products recently that are thicker than what came before; Apple Watch 2 was thicker to accommodate GPS, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 are thicker than iPhone 6, and now the iPad has a thicker iteration too.