Why does the iPad Mini 4 feel heavier than the iPad Air?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    This is weird.

    Is it because my iPad Mini 4 has a case and the iPad Air doesn't ?
     
  2. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah but a case doesn't weight that much does it ?
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Of course a case is going to add weight. It also could be the more compact form so the weight is not as spread out.
     
  5. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    Easy solution ... take it out of the case and check.
     
  6. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Yup a case will make it feel heavier.

    It's not just a matter of pure weight, but leverage as well. The iPad mini has a shorter leverage distance from where you hold it (center of mass), but if that mass increases, so will the leverage. Also if you hold the iPad Air with 2 hands, then it's the perpendicular distance to the center of mass rather than the diagonal that forms the leverage, which will make it feel lighter.
     

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