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New iPad is Thick and Heavy
In a world of whiney consumers, some days you just can't win. Apple has just announced their latest iPad - which costs a mere $329. Sounds like a winner right? Not if you like ultra-thin and light devices. This new iPad is thicker and heavier than the iPad Air 2, but let's get real. It's 1.5mm thicker and a mere 30 grams heavier. That's not much considering you get a very nice iPad out of the deal.
In relative terms, this is a pretty substantial change. The new iPad is more than 20% thicker than the iPad Air 2 although in absolute terms, it’s important to note we are still talking about millimetre differences here. An increase of 1.5mm is small but it will definitely be noticeable in the hand if you have handled both tablets before. At 9.7 inches, the weight increase of 0.07lbs or about 30 grams is probably not discernible in practice.