Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

16 April 2010

“Calorie-counting works”

In other words, in descending weight order, approximately: 28% glass, 22% LCD screen, 21% battery, 20% back panel, 9% other components (presumably the 3G model’s slightly higher weight is mostly here)

Oh, there is interesting information in iFixit’s teardown of the iPad. You’d have thought the battery was the heaviest part, but in fact half the device’s weight is structural integrity.

I’m sure Apple’s industrial design staff battled with these issues for a long time before deciding on the iPad’s form factor, and they probably came to the same conclusions: while this is heavier than the ideal weight, there’s very little that can realistically be removed without fatal compromises.

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