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Apple iPad 5 to be just 7.35 mm thin, making it third of all tablets

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Oct 2013, 08:58

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 18 Oct 2013, 09:04 7

1. naveenstuns (Posts: 177; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

"Innovation" *yawn*

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:47 8

5. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)

congrats for typing 2764th times for the word "innovation"

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:45 3

9. seret6 (Posts: 207; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

cant wait to pi*ss on new icra*p

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:09 4

2. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)

This time it will be all about how thinner and lighter it is.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:40 2

4. bigstrudel (Posts: 523; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Is using a light 10 inch tablet more comfortable than using a heavier one? Of course it is.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:54 7

6. Finalflash (Posts: 3491; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Yea, I can so not tolerate that 10g and 2mm more. It feels like I'm holding a brick.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:56

7. 90ninjas (unregistered)

Never fails to amaze me. Lol

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:10 2

3. Chaseism (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 May 2013)

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 18 Oct 2013, 10:36

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Can't wait to get my gold mini 2

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 02:30

14. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

i think you would be disappointed , no retina and touch id for the mini according to the latest photos

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 12:49

10. Penny (Posts: 1670; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

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 18 Oct 2013, 13:13

11. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


posted on 18 Oct 2013, 13:48

12. tedkord (Posts: 13863; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I'd gladly give back a few mm of thickness for double battery life. These are getting to thin to hold comfortably anyway.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 16:16 2

13. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

Can't wait for the Nexus 5 announcement.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 09:43

15. nctx77 (Posts: 2374; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

@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.

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