All iPads The weight difference between a 4G Air and a 4G Mini Retina is 55 cents.

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  1. mcdj macrumors 604

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    A penny weighs 2.5 grams. The weight difference between a 4g retina mini and the 4g air is 137 grams, or 54.8 pennies...just over a roll!

    Chew on that.
     
  2. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    Not bad not bad at all. Considering that the difference between an Air and the 4 is much more signficant
     
  3. kingoftherolex macrumors member

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    I was really expecting two quarters and a nickel. this is a bit more disappointing :(

    oh well, I was getting the air anyways :cool:
     
  4. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with all your points.
     
  5. THFourteen macrumors 6502

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    How does a 16gb ipad weigh the same as a 128gb ipad?

    do they just condense all the storage onto one chip which weighs the same?
     
  6. campingsk8er macrumors 6502

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    I've always wondered the same thing.
     
  7. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's all one chip. If you buy a 16GB iPad, you get a single 16GB chip. If you buy a 128GB iPad, you get a single 128GB chip.
     
  8. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    478 vs 341. A roll of pennies isn't heavy to me but the problem still is portability for some. How many can fit an Air into one their pockets? The allure of the Mini!! :D
     
  9. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    This is what happens right before all releases :D
     
  10. 8pril macrumors member

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    I thought the same thing. Maybe the title should read 55 pennies. :)
     
  11. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Digital storage doesn't take up space/weight the way physical storage does..the chip is the same size, physically.

    To get old-school, an 80MB CD-R is the same size/weight as a 4GB DVD-R.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...or $440.:eek:

    Chew on that.:D
     
  13. mcdj thread starter macrumors 604

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    crap, sorry, clearly I've been reading too much gizmodo. they'll say anything for a click.
     
  14. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I don't get it. A dollar bill weighs 1 gram. Is this a non-US currency thing?

    A stack of 137 $1 bills is quite hefty. Ask the lap dance bar employees...
     
  15. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    That and the foot print.
     
  16. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    It's also the same weight as an iPhone 4. :rolleyes:
     

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