Do people really still care about electronics being "thin?"

Do people really still care about electronics being "thin?"
I thought we reached the peak of that trend several years ago. Why did they go with this marketing angle?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Do people really still care about electronics being "thin?"
    People don't
    "People" do

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who are these "people?"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        zoo runoff only human by technicality

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Advertising thinness is a copout for when you need to do one or both of:
    >distract from cost-cutting measures
    >distract from having made zero real advancements or improvements
    Did you know that every iPhone since the iPhone 7 (where they removed the headphone jack and cited thinness as a justification for doing so) has been thicker than the 6s, which still had a jack?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you’ve ever held an ipad pro you’d appreciate how they managed to make it not only more powerful but also just a bit more comfortable to hold. Because remember, tablets are meant to also be HELD so anything to make it not be a strain on the wrist is welcome

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >If you’ve ever held an ipad pro
      The M4 iPad isn't out yet moron you haven't held it either.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >anything to make it not be a strain on the wrist is welcome
        didn’t imply I would know exactly how much lighter it feels. Read my quote, I quoted it for you, because your dumbass can’t read for shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This sounds unironically like some flouride staring marketing monkey regurgitating an advertisement

      whoever posted this slop isn't human

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you should have a nice day right now

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ok keyword robot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I am literally a limp-wristed homosexual
      yikes

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It weighs a lot less, but thinness is easier to show in an ad
    Weighing less is kind of nice for something with an end that’s eight or nine inches away from where you’re holding it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's nice for design POV but the primary thing here is weight reduction, thinness is just the more observable side-effect.

      iPads already weigh nothing. Who was asking for lighter iPads?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        –460g for something you can hold constantly isn't nothing, and that's just the lighter 11". 13" got about 100g lighter which is a big deal. Assuming they made the keyboard lighter too as some claim, they could finally reach the 12" Macbook weight now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it helps ergonomically. They didn’t have to do it, they could have just stayed with the current weights but tablets aren’t like laptops, so less weight is better if possible

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Less weight for laptops is better too, these are PORTABLE computers.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes but laptops are usually set on a surface because how else are you gonna type efficiently? A tablet’s advantage is using it while standing up, and usually you’re holding it by the bezel with one hand and using it with the other. It’s in this use case scenario specifically that less weight is beneficial on a tablet

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You can use a laptop while standing too tho.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes but it’s not the ideal way to use it. Laptops are also larger and you gotta worry about balancing, while tablets are just like carrying a clipboard around

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You have no experience with the Macbook Air if you think it's larger or harder to hold while typing than an iPad with a keyboard

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >ipad with a keyboard
            Ignore the keyboard, that’s secondary and not innate to the tablet. The raw tablet form factor invites people to use it much more easily than a laptop while standing, that’s the point of the tablet. Hold out a textbook vs a clipboard, the clipboard is easier and the textbook you’d want to rest on a table

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >muh weight
            Just how fricking absurd are you? Can't even beat a 5-year-old little girl in an arm-wrestling match?
            Always increasingly ridiculous. Bunch of emasculated femboys.

            These jackasses still overdoing it with the overly-inane "muh thinness". Gosh damn I hate Apple for a bunch of reasons, this being one of them because all the other jackasses out there tag along like the stupid monkeys they are, and gadgets and laptops just get ridiculous and stupid with all the compromises for the sake of utterly idiotic thinness.
            Light weight is cool, but within reason. Thin is cool, but while it remains sensible.

            Workers wi.e., none of you losers) who have to carry tablets around for their jobs have straps on their tablets so they can let them hang from the shoulder like a messenger bag or from the neck like a nametag on a lanyard.

            It's seriously alarming how dense the average IQfy-tard is

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's nice for design POV but the primary thing here is weight reduction, thinness is just the more observable side-effect.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thin electronics aren't a feature anymore. At some point its gotta start feeling more like a detriment since it's harder to dissipate heat from the SoC and it makes the whole thing feel less roust. I think Apple can kinda work around these issues with titanium though. They're really going hard on marketing that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am curious about how the new pros will hold up to the bend tests. I just about laughed my ass off when the presenter said that this ipad pro was stronger than the last gen

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    iPads immediately go into an inch-thick case, how thin the tablet is really doesn't matter. They've just run out of things to market it with, it's the same iPad it's been for the last five years but it has the latest processor.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t wanna seem like a shill but is this not a fricking miracle? How the hell did they manage this? Isn’t this shit gonna get bent?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it uses Titanium, and as far as I'm aware, Apple is the only company making phones and tablets with titanium because its usually pretty expensive to manufacture and mass produce, which is why you typically only see it used for aerospace applications normally.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the ss24 ultra has titanium too

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >its usually pretty expensive to manufacture and mass produce
        false
        >which is why you typically only see it used for aerospace applications normally
        false

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Titanium isn't a particularly rigid material.
        Strangely, steel tends to do better, which is what Apple was using on their iPhones before titanium.
        Titanium is less dense and melts at a higher temperature than steel and aluminium. But these aren't really an issue on small consumer electronics.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's got a tiny low grade strip of aluminium around the sides try to keep up

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would it bend? The aluminium cage is still solid, there is glass on the other side and the stuff is full of components, so it's not like there is some negative pressure.

      Because it uses Titanium, and as far as I'm aware, Apple is the only company making phones and tablets with titanium because its usually pretty expensive to manufacture and mass produce, which is why you typically only see it used for aerospace applications normally.

      >Because it uses Titanium
      Since when?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Since when?
        since literally the newest ones

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I saw no mention of titanium but the usual stuff about recycled aluminium.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I don’t wanna seem like a shill but is this not a fricking miracle
      Mission failed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      finally, 38 less grams and 1 less millimetre was all i needed to stop my wrist getting snapped under the immense pressure, thank you apple!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        1mm less is almost 20% thinner on an already thin device. I’m surprised they managed to even shave off that much especially with that dual panel thing going on with their OLED display

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          OLED is still thinner than LCD, and with a more efficient SOC and screen, they need less battery to hit their 10h target.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The battery is actually bigger on the latest model.
            33Wh compared to 27Wh on the previous 11".

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            In 11" which is about the same weight anyway, 13" one is quite a bit smaller.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      next ipad should be 4mm thin and 500g. tablets have peaked in performance. Might as well see how close we can get it to cardstock and we’d be cutting ourselves with it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So don't bend it

      Because it uses Titanium, and as far as I'm aware, Apple is the only company making phones and tablets with titanium because its usually pretty expensive to manufacture and mass produce, which is why you typically only see it used for aerospace applications normally.

      >Because it uses Titanium
      They use recycled aluminum, shill
      https://www.apple.com/ca/ipad-pro/specs/
      >ctrl+F "materials"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I could have eaten that Ipad. What a waste

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Isn’t this shit gonna get bent?
      Coming pre-bent is standard for iPads now.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Less thin a coin!
    >Verification not required.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only care about weight

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oddly enough being thinner stands out again nowadays after the thickening of almost every computing device recently. I think the last time thin was a selling point was the iPhone 6

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't read on my iPad because it's too heavy

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They made it for ME

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depend on race and gender.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I, for one, like my $1000 electronics to be as slippery and breakable as possible

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry about your parkinson's or w/e nerve disease you're suffering from.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >muh weight
    Just how fricking absurd are you? Can't even beat a 5-year-old little girl in an arm-wrestling match?
    Always increasingly ridiculous. Bunch of emasculated femboys.

    These jackasses still overdoing it with the overly-inane "muh thinness". Gosh damn I hate Apple for a bunch of reasons, this being one of them because all the other jackasses out there tag along like the stupid monkeys they are, and gadgets and laptops just get ridiculous and stupid with all the compromises for the sake of utterly idiotic thinness.
    Light weight is cool, but within reason. Thin is cool, but while it remains sensible.

    Workers wi.e., none of you losers) who have to carry tablets around for their jobs have straps on their tablets so they can let them hang from the shoulder like a messenger bag or from the neck like a nametag on a lanyard.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you ever considered that you're the moron?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they’re not making compromises here dumbass. You’re just poor and brown

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        cope, seethe, and dilate your axe-wound, delusional femboy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >xhe instantly chimps out

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I replied to he who chimped out, dumb chimp

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gosh damn
      >calls others femboys
      Oh the irony!

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who the frick uses tablets?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      most people

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Oh the irony!

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because they have nothing left to show off.
    they did absolutely no research or development but also don't want to put macos onto the ipads
    better cameras? doesn't matter. better screen? not really that dramatic. better sound? ... it's a tablet, you'll be using headphones.
    nothing to do and nowhere to go, they're floundering.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At all costs they must distract from the fact that the specs can support MacOS EASILY but they hate you and want your money money money

    Thanks Microsoft surface pro 9

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't understand it.
    i'd appreciate if my phone was thicker and had a longer battery life.
    the design is moronic. my phone is so wide and unwieldy i often can't hit stuff on the bottom left corner with my thumb, without accidentally touching the screen with my palm. i have to shift my grip to use one hand. that doesn't have anything to do with it being thin but i still don't like it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i often can't hit stuff on the bottom left corner with my thumb, without accidentally touching the screen with my palm. i have to shift my grip to use one hand.
      Get yourself a case with some nice thicc raised bezels. Otterbox should be fine. Thank me later.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like my technology thicc.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1mm more thickness and you could have 50% more battery life:

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >30h battery life (apple claims are extra conservative) at cost of 100g on a device you can use in your hands
      Doesn't sound like a great deal.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    less is more. also the marketing works. it gets a lot of (you) to use the IQfy lingo.

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