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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Which orientation do you use the most?

I almost always use my ipad 3 and mini in landscape mode. Just wanting to get an idea of how most people use theirs.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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Portrait for me. More natural for books and web browsing. Landscape for movies, of course.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:31 PM   #4
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Almost always in landscape.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:31 PM   #5
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Really depends on what I'm using it for. I tend to use it in landscape the most though since it gives more room for webpages and video content. Funny, now that I think about it, it's almost the exact opposite with my iPhone, I never use it in landscape unless I'm playing a game that requires it.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:33 PM   #6
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Books and magazines I like portrait mode.

For everything else I like landscape mode. I feel typing on portrait is harder and makes it feel like a huge iPhone.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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Which orientation do you use the most?
Straight....not that there's anything wrong with the alternative.

But seriously, Landscape 95% of the time.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:35 PM   #8
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Portrait. It's easier to hold.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:42 PM   #9
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Whatever seems more natural. Most of the time portrait.

Landscape: Watching videos, games, photos
Portrait: Reading websites, magazines, PDFs
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:42 PM   #10
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I read books in portrait. Otherwise mostly landscape.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:36 PM   #11
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Landscape, cause I'm usually watching videos on my iPad.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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Portrait for most stuff, particularly books and e-mail. . Landscape for video, some websites, and games.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:35 PM   #13
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iPad 4 (after an iPad and an iPad 2), and I use it landscape 90% of the time.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:30 PM   #14
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It evolved, first all portrait and now all landscape. The ipad isn't A4 size so everything is about 85% in portrait. I have tried the mini a couple times and I like it a great deal. It is a pretty good pdf reader in landscape
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:57 PM   #15
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I prefer portrait. It's the best in portrait mode. ��
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 07:26 PM   #16
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Landscape. The screen is larger and it fits on my lap more comfortably. Additionally, I don't get the weird wavy screen effect when scrolling up and down in landscape either.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:41 PM   #17
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I use Landscape the most. I browse and watch videos majority of the time.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:07 PM   #18
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when i hold it, i use portrait and in landscape on my bed/table mode once it got heavy.

U gotta love the screen ratio because even in Landscape mode, the screen is still tall enough to confortably surf the web.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:38 PM   #19
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iPad in portrait, mini in landscape.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:57 AM   #20
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U gotta love the screen ratio because even in Landscape mode, the screen is still tall enough to confortably surf the web.
I am a web developer, and they really nailed it with the 1024x768 resolution, for that is the traditional "bottom line" to keep in mind when designing a web site. So I usually use landscape when surfing the net and portrait when reading a book.

Actually, when reading a book I like to switch between landscape and portrait if I find that my attention is growing short.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:04 AM   #21
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Cool thread

Landscape. Text is too small in portrait mode. As a matter of fact, my screen is locked on landscape mode 100% of the time.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:13 AM   #22
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Landscape. Text is too small in portrait mode. As a matter of fact, my screen is locked on landscape mode 100% of the time.
555 i would say that my text is not too small in Portrait but it could be annoyingly small if you are using Ipad mini.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:25 AM   #23
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555 i would say that my text is not too small in Portrait but it could be annoyingly small if you are using Ipad mini.
I have handled a few minis and you are absolutely correct: super small text in portrait mode!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:37 AM   #24
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Almost entirely landscape on my iPad, although I do use portrait on my phone for returning messages etc...It's just easier than changing..or I'm just lazy..
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:59 AM   #25
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I use potrait more, since i am more into reading, while using iPad.
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