As I watched the live stream of the Apple Event on my iPad 2, and Apple when revealed the iPad Air, my iPad 2 felt uglier, heavier and bulkier all of a sudden.
From tomorrow onwards, I shall lose weight and become more powerful, and call myself "mrbrown Air".
If I manage to shave off even more inches, I shall just be known as "brown Air".
I only watched the live video stream because I was waiting for the iPad mini with Retina display announcement. But when they showed the thinner iPad Air, I suddenly wondered whether that was a better choice instead.
What Tim Cook didn't mention during the event was that while the iPad mini with Retina display now has the same A7 internals and Retina screen as the new iPhone 5s and iPad Air, it is actually slightly thicker and heavier than the old iPad mini.
iPad mini Retina: 7.5 mm, vs iPad mini non-Retina: 7.2 mm
iPad mini Retina: 331 grams, vs iPad mini non-Retina: 308 grams
The iPad Air is the one that lost the most weight and thickness. 469 grams and 7.5 mm thick only! My current iPad 2 is a full 601 grams and 8.8mm thick, a behemoth compared to the new iPad Air.
If you think about it, the gap in weight between an iPad Air and an iPad mini Retina is a mere 138 grams now, and with the thinner width, the iPad Air is something serious to consider even if you thought the iPad mini is a better fit for small bags. The iPad Air is even the same thickness (or thinness, if you wish) as the iPad mini Retina.
Free OS X Mavericks, new Haswell-based MacBook Pros with Retina display, the black Mac Pro, the iPad Air, and the iPad mini with Retina display; I think today's Apple Event can be summed up as "Shut Up And Take My Money".
I predict many will feel their wallets becoming Wallet Air this coming holiday.
Perhaps I need to upgrade the iPoot to iPoot Air too.