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

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

  1. max2 macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
    This is weird.

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

    Mar 20, 2010
  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
    Yeah but a case doesn't weight that much does it ?
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    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 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    Baltimore-Washington Metro Area
    Easy solution ... take it out of the case and check.
  6. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    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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