Apple iPad 5 to be just 7.35 mm thin, making it third of all tablets
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 18, 2013, 8:58 AM
Just how much thinner than the current iPad 4? Well, a leaked picture of the iPad 5 thickness measured with a digital instrument shows the impressive 7.35mm, which rates it third of all tablets, after the Xperia Tablet Z with its 6.9mm, and the iPad mini itself with 7.2mm. In comparison, the iPad 4 is 9.4mm, which is about the girth of some thin Windows 8 slates like the Sony Vaio Tap 11.
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posted on Oct 18, 2013, 9:04 AM 7
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This time it will be all about how thinner and lighter it is.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 9:09 AM 4
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Is using a light 10 inch tablet more comfortable than using a heavier one? Of course it is.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 9:40 AM 2
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I don't think anyone can deny that Apple's industrial design team is remarkable. But although hardware is great, I think we are waiting to see how the usability will advance. I won't lie, I doubt we will get a giant leap with this iPad iteration, other than Retina Display. iOS 8 is where that'll be. Still, I'll probably pick up an iPad mini 2...or whatever they'll call it.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 9:10 AM 2
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Can't wait to get my gold mini 2
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 10:36 AM 0
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I'm all for lightweight, but these devices are getting more uncomfortable to hold as we approach razor-thin territory. I guess they're designing them this way now with the expectation that we'll put on cases to protect the devices anyway, so grip/comfort isn't as much of a concern as thinness.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 12:49 PM 0
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@tedkord: when it comes to smartphones, yes they are getting to thin. Tablets on the other hand need to get thinner. My ipad 4 was a tank, plus the sharp edges were uncomfortable after holding it for a while. I didn't like it in a case because of the added weight. The ipad 5 will solve both problems.
posted on Oct 19, 2013, 9:43 AM 0
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