Apple has typically prided themselves for creating devices that generally get thinner and lighter with every new release. However it seems that Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPad might be taking a step backwards, at least that’s according to the reports in which the dimensions of the new iPad were found to be different from that of the old iPad Air 2.

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For a bit of context, the old iPad Air 2 measured 6.1mm thin and weighed 0.96 pounds. However the newer iPad measures 7.5mm thin and weighs 1.03 pounds. Now in the grand scheme of things this probably doesn’t make that big of a difference, but if you were hoping to reuse your iPad Air 2’s casings and sleeves with this new iPad, there’s a good chance that it either won’t fit or it will be an extremely tight fit, which is something to take in mind.

In addition, a report from The Verge also confirmed that the new iPad will not come with an anti-reflective coating. This means in terms of appearances, it will probably look more like the first-gen iPad Air. However if you don’t own the previous iPad Air 2 and you’re not too fussed about these slightly small changes in dimensions, we should point out that the new iPad is cheaper so if you just want a tablet or iPad in general, then it might not be such a bad deal.

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