Does the added weight on the new iPad stand out to you?

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  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    It is somewhat bothersome but other than that love everything about it. It's probably my only complaint can definitely feel it heavier over iPad 2.
     
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    +1
     
  4. maclook macrumors 65816

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    When I first picked it up, it seemed really heavy. Now it feels normal. I felt the same about the iPad 2. First impression was that it's heavy and then that disappeared quickly.

    I do think Apple should have reducing the iPad's weight as a high priority though.
     
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  7. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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    Have to agree with this. I played with one for a few hours earlier tonight and any extra weight I noticed seemed to vanish over time.
     
  8. homeboy macrumors 6502

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    For me who carried the iPad with me a lot, the weight does stand put and is a small annoyance.
     
  9. cinca macrumors regular

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    My first reaction would be no but I must admit that from time to time while lounging around on the couch in strange positions and holding it up with one hand every now and then I do notice a little bit of fatigue that I didn't notice while holding up my iPad 2. More often than not it's resting on a pillow on my lap so it's really not that big a deal in the end.
     
  10. Bigmacduck macrumors regular

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    Yes big time, my ellbow hurts like mad because of the massive additional weight in front of my face.




    Just kidding
     
  11. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    My ipad 2 feels sleek in comparison. The new one definitely feels chunkier and heavier.

    I would have preferred they lost some battery life and not bulked it up.

    I wonder if it would have got out the door like that if Steve was still in charge? He was a big fan of slimmer and lighter, not the reverse!
     
  12. LJ50 macrumors member

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    It's noticeable, but only if you are aware if that makes sense. I held the iPad2 and new iPad in each hand and the difference is there, but nothing to moan about IMO.
     
  13. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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    It is noticeable to me, but i am trying to offset it by using a thinner case instead of the thick leather folio I had on my ipad2.
     
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  15. arcangel6 macrumors regular

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    No, I could not tell the difference between my iPad 2 and the new iPad.

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  16. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I definitely notice the difference but it doesn't bother me at all.
     
  17. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but I've been using a Galaxy Note while waiting for this to come out.

    The weight is not a deal breaker, decided to go with just a smart cover.
     
  18. IvanX macrumors 6502

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    How do you propose they do that? We all want the thinnest, lightest, most-powerful and long-lasting tablet, but you can't have everything. Some inevitable sacrifices have to be made.
     
  19. Jonesy76 macrumors newbie

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    It's noticeably lighter than my old iPad 1 with its case so I'm a happy bunny.
     
  20. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    No-one would ever vote for thicker and heavier even by a modest amount.

    I guess a lot of people like the 9 or 10 hour battery life or whatever it is, but there are those who don't want sacrifices in our Apple products!
     
  21. Jonesy76 macrumors newbie

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    Well pick a sacrifice then!!!

    It's either sacrifice some weight, or sacrifice battery life?

    As I use my iPad away from power sources a lot I for one am happy that it still has the same battery life as my iPad 1 whilst giving me a multitude of superb new features.
     

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