I heard this with early reviews so I will add my piece and say not true. I upgraded from the air 1 and it feels no different, the space grey is the same not a lighter colour like the iphone either. The weight feels similar and holding it feels like holding the iPad Air 1 it may be slightly thinner but barely notiable. How do i know? Well it fits my iPad Air 1 case which has plastic inlays. It would require a paper thin battery to feel like a screen only. So over all I have to say if your worried it's too thin then don't. It's much like the form factor of the first iPad Air. The loss of bezel space annoyed me more upgrading from ipad 3 last time. This time it's very similar since I upgraded from the first one.