Whoops! Apple’s Website Claims The New iPad Is Thinner Than A Penny [Image]

Whoops! Apple’s Website Claims The New iPad Is Thinner Than A Penny [Image]

Every time Apple introduces a new product they love to compare it to a common object that shows just how magically small it is. The MacBook Air fits inside an envelope. The iPod Classic is the size of a deck of cards. The iPad mini is thinner than a pencil. And the 4th generation iPad with Retina display is thinner than a penny! Wait, what?

A typo on Apple’s website says that the depth of the iPad is .37mm, which would make it about as thick as four sheets of paper copy. For sake of comparison  a penny has a depth of 1.57mm, so the new iPad is hella skinny. Obviously the image should show .37 inches thick, not millimeters. We’re just surprised this little mistake has slipped through Apple’s perfectionist fingers without much notice.

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  • baby_Twitty

    Oops!

  • Chad599

    With no Steve making sure everything is perfect, there are going to be mistakes ie. iOS6 Maps, Siri and typos.

  • bullshitconsult

    As well, the US have’nt gone metric yet like the rest of the world, so I thinking the person that did it isn’t from the US.

  • Koban4max

    suing for false advertising… what is up with apple these. This is not an ordinary apple.

  • Buster

    @Chad599 give it a rest. Steve Jobs was not infallible. I’m sure there were plenty of typos with Steve at the wheel.

  • ActionableMango

    the US have’nt gone metric yet like the rest of the world

    Only on paper. In reality, the UK uses miles, miles per hour, gallons, stone, pounds, pints, and ounces for many things.

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