All iPads Why can New Ipad not be as slim as the mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gadget123, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. gadget123 macrumors 68010

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Surely they can make the 9.7" as thin as the mini one now? There must be a reason why it makes no sense the new one is actually heavier than Ipad 3? :eek:
  2. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Simple... The iPad 5 .
  3. Noisemaker Guest

    Mar 13, 2009
    Thicker display.

    Thicker battery.

    And it makes perfect sense. Not only that, but the new iPad is the same weight as the 3.
  4. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    To make the big iPad 4 thinner they'll first need a new thin display like iPad mini's, Apple's suppliers have trouble making enough low resolution 7.9" screens and it's probably not possible to make enough 10" ones right now. Then there's the battery. The iPad mini's battery is less than half the capacity of iPad 4 yet iPad mini lasts longer than the iPad 4 probably because it has a more efficient display and processor.

    The iPad 4 has higher resolution and a faster processor but the penalty is that it has to have a much bigger battery to power those.
  5. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    Retina displays require significantly more power than traditional displays, hence the need for a much larger battery. The iPad 2 with a traditional display gets 10 hours of life with a 25Wh battery while the iPad 3/4 requires a 42Wh (68% larger) battery to obtain the same usable life.
  6. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    Because Apple wants 10 hours of battery, not 5.
  7. MartyCan macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    And simply because of the size the chassis probably needs to be sturdier On the full-size iPod.
  8. hkfan24 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    I swear you're got mental issues. You try and find every way to downgrade the newest iPad. Why isn't the newest iPad a thin as the mini? Hey's not a redesign. It's an update.

    BTW, the newest iPad is a whopping 2 more grams heavier. That's literally nothing. What doesn't make sense are all your threads.

    Your threads are horrible.
  9. iMule macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    Greenville, SC
    And we'll be listening to Schiller talk about the engineering feats they went through to make it happen in March. The iPad 4 doesn't have a nano-sim. I think that's an obvious sign.
  10. sparks9 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2003
    The retina display is bringing down the fatPad. It uses more power and takes up more space.
  11. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68010

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    The Ipad 4 is an upgrade but very minor.

    A slimmer, sleeker Ipad would be better to update to. Make it slate black like Iphone 5. :)


    In that case Ipad mini won't ever get retina.

    Don't believe it. I reckon Ipad 5 will be much thinner and same 10 hrs battery.
  12. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    bc battery technology is behind every other type of technology these days. look at the iPad 3 tear down and how massive that battery is
  13. token787 macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2012
    Not a full upgrade. Just took the left over iPad 3's and put a few specs in for the 4.
  14. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    obviously it wasn't an aesthetic upgrade, but if all they did was upgrade to the A6X i would still be satisfied. the A5X should never have been used to power the Retina display, it just can't cut it when using graphics intensive apps like Metal Storm.

    the other upgrade they did, with the Facetime HD camera is just a bell/whistle. the Lightning port was just for commonality for people who own an iPhone 5 which future proofs the device.

    again, the A6X is a beast...a ridiculous beast when compared to the A5X. expect even better performance on the iPad 4 than people get on their iPhone 5's
  15. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Probly because of the retina, battery but Ipod touch has retina and is really really thin, no?

    It dont get hot as well according to the review.
  16. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
  17. pasadena macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2012
  18. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    The only did the minor update to get it into the holiday shopping season. The iPad 5 will definitely be "about" as thin as the iPad mini.

    I see them unleashing it in 6 months.
  19. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Smaller device with less powerful CPU and lesser display resolution means you can put it in a smaller box. Same reason why the iMac can't have the biggest, baddest processor on the planet.

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