Apple devices have become thicker and thicker. The next step is marked by the iPad Pro: lose weight


Apple devices are getting thicker and thicker. It is a fact, a truth, as my countrymen of Montalban would say, and it carries all the meaning in the world. Adding more powerful cameras and higher-capacity batteries means increasing the thickness of devices, but that path seems close to ending with the arrival of the iPad Pro (2024), the thinnest iPad Apple has ever made. This is what they suggest The most recent leak Courtesy of Mark Gurman, one of Apple’s most respected insiders in the world.

iPad Pro, it all starts with you. According to a Bloomberg reporter, “Apple’s new iPad Pro paves the way for iPhones and other thin devices.” The thickness of the new iPad Pro (2024) is between 5.1 and 5.3 mm (depending on the 11- or 13-inch version), a very significant improvement over the 2022 iPad Pro and its nearly six-millimeter thickness of the 2021 iPad Pro (5.9 and 6.4 mm, depending on screen size depending) improved its thickness.

The key is that the device is capable of providing the same autonomy as its predecessors in a slimmer form factor. According to Gurman, Apple is focusing on bringing this same design philosophy to the iPhone 17 (which we’ll see next year), the MacBook Pro, and the Apple Watch. The goal, Internal Slip, is for these devices to be “the lightest and thinnest in their category in the industry.”

Have Apple devices gotten so fat? Let’s start with the iPhone. In the table below we can see how the thickness and weight of Apple phones have changed since the iPhone 11, and it’s clear that, over the years, iPhones have gotten a little thicker.

thickness

weight

iPhone 12

7,4

162 grams

iPhone 12 Pro

7,4 mm

189 grams

iPhone 13

7,6 mm

173 grams

iPhone 13 Pro

7,65 mm

204 grams

iPhone 14

7,6 mm

173 grams

iPhone 14 Pro

7,85 mm

206 grams

iPhone 15

7,8 mm

171 grams

iphone 15 pro

7,8 mm

201 grams

iPad Pro (2024) |  Photo: BDtechsupport
iPad Pro (2024) |  Photo: BDtechsupport

iPad Pro (2024) | Photo: BDtechsupport

Similar to the Apple Watch. The watches also got a slight increase but more in weight than thickness. Not to mention the arrival of the Apple Watch Ultra, the biggest smartwatch Apple has ever made. To put this in perspective, we did the same exercise as the iPhone.

thickness

weight

Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm)

10,74 mm

30.8 grams

Apple Watch Series 6 (40 MM)

10,7 mm

30.5 grams

Apple Watch Series 7 (41 MM)

10,7 mm

32 grams

Apple Watch Series 8 (41 MM)

10,7 mm

31.9 grams

Apple Watch Ultra (49mm)

14,4 mm

61.3 grams

Apple Watch Series 9 (41 MM)

10,7 mm

31.9 grams

Apple Watch Ultra 2 (49mm)

14,4 mm

61.4 grams

And with the MacBook Pro? They are devices that, conversely, have become somewhat lighter. The 13″ MacBook Pro (2020) weighed 1.4 kg and was 15.6 mm thick; the 14″ MacBook Pro (2021) was 15.5 mm and 1.61 kg, and the latest model, the MacBook Pro 14″ (2023) was 15.5 mm thick and 1.55 kg. However, there is still room for improvement. There is room for.

Of course we will have to wait until we see this new path implemented in devices. The iPad Pro (2024) is the first step and in the case of the iPhone, the arrival of titanium has managed to reduce weight, although the thickness remains close to eight millimeters. There is no change in thickness on the Apple Watch and there is room to reduce the figures. Only time will tell.

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