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

bobright

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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.
 

maclook

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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.
 

cinca

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Jun 10, 2010
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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.
 

Bigmacduck

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Feb 15, 2009
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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
 

richardmu

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Oct 10, 2007
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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!
 

LJ50

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Jun 3, 2011
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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.
 

Viper2005

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Dec 2, 2007
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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.
 

OSMac

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Jun 14, 2010
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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.
 

IvanX

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I do think Apple should have reducing the iPad's weight as a high priority though.
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.
 

richardmu

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Oct 10, 2007
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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!
 

Jonesy76

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Mar 13, 2012
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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.