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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Is the iPad Mini bezel too thin?

I wonder if the bezel of the Mini is too thin to hold. Do you sometimes accidentally misuse the touch screen function when you hold it in portrait mode?

Why isn't there a variable in settings to change the outer region of the screen as inactive?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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Best answer: No!

Many other threads about the mini (and ipad 5?) bezel. When you hold your thumb over the screen, and use your other hand to move around the screen, your thumb is "ignored" so it works even with a thin bezel.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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Nope, never had a problem with mine.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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Yes. I like my hand to rest somewhere comfortably without being on viewable space. Ipad 4 =perfect for me
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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I find that touch rejection works when you put down your thumb firmly on the screen and don't move it. However, if you brush your thumb against the screen edge, the pages will flip. I can live with it, but I wouldn't say the touch rejection is perfect.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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No. Never had a problem with it.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:56 PM   #7
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For me not.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:04 PM   #8
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No problem here. I actually prefer the small bezel.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:05 PM   #9
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There's already thumb rejection in iOS. From what I've seen, it works quite well.

And no - unless you're Kim Dotcom or Gabe Newell, your finger shouldn't spill onto the screen to the point of interfering with content consumption.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:15 PM   #10
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I hope they bring the thin bezel to the iPad 5.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:03 PM   #11
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Yes, it’s too thin, and ended up breaking the keyboard on the full size iPads when they brought that thumb rejection over in iOS 6.01

My typing has been significantly slowed down since then, and I am constantly having to make corrections as it skips over lots of characters I type when it thinks I’ve just rested my hand on the device.

Prior to iOS 6.01 I was able to type at speeds not much slower than a physical keyboard. Now it feels like my typing speed has halved to below 50WPM. It has me considering iPad alternatives for the first time, it’s that bad.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:26 PM   #12
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Yes. The thin bezel is awful for my fat fingers, and I am hoping they do not ruin the iPad 5 with it. Still, I know a lot of people who are thrilled with the thin bezel, so I guess your mileage may vary.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:51 PM   #13
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A lot of people like the thin bezels on Ipad mini.

I think it looks ugly and if they made it like that on Ipad 5 then Ipad 2 will be my last ipad.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:20 PM   #14
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I think the thin bezel is awesome, but I can see how it wouldn't work for some people. I already happen to hold my iPad with my thumb on the very edge of the device, so it doesn't interfere with the display on the mini.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:56 PM   #15
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I prefer the minis bezel over the full sized iPads
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:31 AM   #16
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Yes, I drop it all the time.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:58 AM   #17
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Absolutely not, it looks and works great.

It's a joy to keep it in hand.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:24 AM   #18
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Not it's not too thin. It's thin enough I can finally grip it around the back with one hand.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:08 AM   #19
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very mixed opinions here. should have started a poll...

so guys keep your fingers under control

didn't realise there was a software change regarding this problem in 6.01. what is it exactly doing?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:27 AM   #20
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I thought the same. Then I bought one and the iPad bezel became bloody huge.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:52 AM   #21
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I think the thin bezel is perfect. due to the thinness and lightness of the device I am able to comfortably hold it by the bottom right corner with my thumb. or just hold it in one hand on the back...... However I dont think the thin bezel will work on the full size iPad unless they are able to make it considerabley lighter and thinner.
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