Does the iPad 2 feel a little too thin now

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SteveJobs2.0, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    At first, I thought that the new Ipad being slightly thicker would be an issue. However, having used the iPad 2 again, I find that iPad 2 is almost a bit too thin. It is cutting a bit into my hands while the new ipad feels just right.

    The weight is the opposite though, with the new Ipad feeling too heavy for prolonged one hand use, but I am surprised that I actually prefer a slightly thicker iPad.
  2. tigress666 macrumors 68040

    Apr 14, 2010
    Washington State
    Nah, you're not the only one. I read some review of the new iPad where the guy actually said thicker might be a little better cause he thought the iPad 2 was bordering on too thin.

    I personally like the feel of the iPad 2 better (but I've only had a chance to play with either in the store). Which is good cause that is what I'm getting (my mom is giving me her old one).
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
  4. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    The difference between the two is barely noticeable.
  5. SteveJobs2.0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    Maybe too thin is not the best way to describe it. More that the edge feels a bit sharper now that I have used the new Ipad. Try holding both back and forth and you will see that the iPad 2 trim feels more pronounced in iPad 2. Obviously this is a minor issue, but for iPad 4 I wouldn't mind if it had iPad 2 weight and iPad 3 thickness.
  6. MacAttacka macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2012
    Seriously, people can tell 0.6mm? It's barely a hairs width!
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    C'mon. We are talking about the difference of less than 1mm. If Apple had not told us the new iPad was thicker we'd would have never found out until we tried to stick it in a form fitted iPad 2 case.

    Same goes for weight. It's the difference of two nickels.
  8. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Coming from the iPad 1, it's really quite a difference.
  9. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    I think you meant 10 nickels.
  10. MacAttacka macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2012
    I think you meant 12 twenty pence pieces.
  11. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    Nope, 10 of those. I was comparing wifi 2 to wifi 3rd gen.
  12. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    I wouldn't say "too thin". But I definitely prefer the extra heft of the iPad 3. Makes it a little easier to grip.
  13. BigB117 macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012
    I wouldn't call either of them too thin, (the thiner and lighter the better IMO) but they both dig into my hands after a while if I hold it a certain way. I prefer the extra grip that a nice case provides.
  14. andrewfee macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2004
    No, but the shape of the iPad 3 is much better in the hand. I was never a fan of the iPad 2 back.
  15. SteveJobs2.0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    I agree, there is someting slightly different about the ipad 3 that just makes it more comfy. Sometimes even a tiny change to the design/specs makes a difference.
  16. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Yup, that .6mm makes one huge difference.

    Currently I'm using that uncomfortably thin (by .6mm) iPad 2 to cut salami.

    I know I'm old and my senses are not as sharp as they used to be... but .6mm!!??:rolleyes:

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