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The iPad Air is now heavier than the iPad Pro

Person using the new iPad Air
Also, this is barely purple. | Image: Apple

When I see the word Air attached to an Apple product, I assume two things: it’s going to be thin and light. You can’t really assume that with the just-announced iPad Airs. For one, both the 11-inch and 13-inch sizes are heavier and thicker than either iPad Pro model.

Behold the spec comparison charts.

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So what does Air mean anymore really?

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The 13-inch iPad Air is actually heavier than the 10th-gen iPad, too.

The 11-inch Air weighs 1.02 pounds to the 11-inch Pro’s 0.98 pound. The 13-inch Air is 1.36 pounds to the 13-inch Pro’s 1.28 pounds. It’s not just weight, either. Both iPad Pro sizes are also thinner.

During the “Let Loose” event, the iPad Air…

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