Upgrade Wifi->3G, did you get used to the weight?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zinka, May 27, 2010.

  1. zinka macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2009
    I just got my 3G after almost 2 months of using the wifi, and it feels quite a bit heavier -- noticeably so. Anyone else notice the same thing after upgrading? Did you get used to the extra weight, or was it still annoying after a few weeks?
  2. billyzenme macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2009
    certainly lighter than bringing a MiFi around, which barely last a few hours before crapping out in battery life, which also means bringing another charger for the MiFi

    not to forget about bringing a separate bluetooth GPS device to compliment the WiFi only iPad (after jailbreaking) - just so it can get a GPS signal for navigation when on the move (instead of trying to connect to various WiFi networks and using Skyhook mapping).
  3. random person macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    Whatever weight increase there was for me went away the minute I used the 3G service at an airport with no wifi and got more than 2mb download speed!

    I do think the weight difference is negligible. Once you get into the flexibility that the 3G provides you'll forget all about it!
  4. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
  5. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Delete some files and let us know if it feels lighter.

    Are you really serious? It's just over an ounce. I can't imagine how that would be an issue with anyone.
  6. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    Look at the teardowns. You shouldn't be able to notice a weight difference.
  7. Dapper macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    That is too funny, the difference is weight is negligible, you must have a built in scale LOL.

    I just read someone suggesting you delete files, that was a great suggestion. :)
  8. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
  9. zinka thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2009
    And yet I do. Maybe I'm just overly sensitive.

    I'll try deleting some videos, as someone suggested.
  10. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    A one ounce difference is noticable? Gimme a break.
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I think your mind is playing games on you. The difference is less than the weight of a sample size of toothpaste.
  12. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    If your sensitive to that much weight difference you must have problems every time you eat something.
  13. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    I'm chalking this thread up to some form of abstract performance art.
  14. TechNutt macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Oh man, that made me laugh :-D

    I didn't realize there even is a weight difference.
  15. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    This HAS to confirm that this is a joke.
  16. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    I've handled them both at the same time for an afternoon and I really needed to look for the black antenna strip or the provider tag left top corner to see which one was 3G and which was wifi only.
    Never noticed a difference while using them.
  17. zinka thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2009
    Only the part about deleting videos. Everyone knows that deleting videos doesn't change the weight. Apps, on the other hand, are really heavy.
  18. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    We have 2 in the house. One wifi and one 3G. They are both in Apple cases and seem to be the same weight to me. Any difference is certainly not noticed by us here.
  19. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
    You killed it.......
  20. Xtgirl macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    I noticed a difference too, when I picked it up in the store. It doesn't bother me now though since I had very little time with any iPad till I got the 3G....guess I'm just CRAZY like that:)
  21. orrelse44 macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2007
    Maybe you should trade it in for a 16GB. I heard they are lighter than the 64GB ones.
  22. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    I've arrived at the conclusion that iPad forums are proving grounds for padowan trolls.
  23. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Just don't download too much.

    And remember to upload regularly.
  24. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2008
    This is exactly why I chose the wi-fi version. The 3G is simply too heavy for everyday use.

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