Apple's New iPad Pro Models Weigh Less Than iPad Air Models

Apple today introduced ultra thin iPad Pro models, which are the thinnest iPad models to date. In fact, Apple is using the tagline "thinpossible" to describe the new tablets, and with that reduction in thickness, there's also been a reduction in weight.

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Both ‌iPad Pro‌ models are lighter than the iPad Air models, despite the ‌iPad Air‌ models having the "Air" name that has historically been used to denote a light weight and a thin design when compared to Pro devices.

  • 13-inch iPad Pro - 1.28 pounds (579 grams)
  • 13-inch iPad Air - 1.36 pounds (617 grams)
  • 11-inch iPad Pro - 0.98 pounds (444 grams)
  • 11-inch iPad Air - 1.02 pounds (462 grams)

The 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ is 5.3mm thick, while the 13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ is 5.1mm thick, which Apple pointed out is thinner than the iPod nano. Both ‌iPad Air‌ models are 6.1mm thick, comparatively, and they have noticeably thicker bezels.

‌iPad Air‌ pricing starts at $599, while ‌iPad Pro‌ pricing starts at $999.

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Top Rated Comments

Pitogyro Avatar
3 weeks ago
Air used to mean thin and light. Now it means basic yet more expensive than basic.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oofio2461 Avatar
3 weeks ago
just rename ipad air to ipad and the ipad to ipad se at this point.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CalMin Avatar
3 weeks ago
Cool they are so thin but I'd still prefer a bigger battery over a thinner iPad.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
3 weeks ago
The Air no longer has a true purpose other than driving upsells

It should be called the "iPad TCS" (Tim Cook Special)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
3 weeks ago

Cool they are so thin but I'd still prefer a bigger battery over a thinner iPad.
Weight matters more on an iPad than arguably any other device since you're holding it for extensive periods while in use. I definitely feel the weight in my iPad Pro 12.9 (6th gen) and would appreciate the new 100g weight difference.

Battery life is already industry leading on all iPads, and particularly on the new M4 that is 4X more battery efficient in routine tasks than its predecessor.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KPOM Avatar
3 weeks ago

Plus it looks like they removed millimeter wave 5G from the USA versions of the cellular iPad Pro models. ?
No big loss. mmWave 5G was overhyped. Unless you are standing underneath a signal repeater outside, you don’t really get any reception.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)