Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
Unfortunately the iPad 3 is heavier than the iPad 2
. The Wi-Fi version is 1.44 lbs, and the 4G model is 1.46 lbs. That's in contrast to the 1.33 lbs. for the iPad2 Wi-Fi, and 1.34 & 1.35 lbs. for the iPad 2's 3G model (depending on the carrier). At least none of them are as heavy as the original's 1.5 pounds, but they're moving in the wrong direction.
Higher power requirements, hence a bigger, slightly heavier, battery. I think they've made the right choice in preserving battery life; 60g more isn't an awful lot.