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Old Aug 4, 2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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Anyone else want a bigger iPad?

I know I'll be in the minority here but I wish the iPad were a bit bigger. 11.6"-12.5" would be sweet. I already love my iPad 2 so much I'm starting think I don't even need to buy another laptop again. so having a bit larger screen would make it even nicer for a main machine.

I see everyone just hold it on one side singlehandedly like you would hold a piece of paper anyway so if it's larger it would still be thin and light enough to not strain the hand that much. I actually hold the back with one hand and my hand wraps around the back (similar to how most people hold their phones). I know I have seriously large hands and am a pretty big guy so I think most things could do with getting larger but any normal sized people feel the same way?
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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I can see why, but I like the current size. It makes me all giddy inside thinking about the iPad 3 being even thinner. *drools*
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 02:51 PM   #3
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I feel like if it were bigger it would be an iMac.
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 02:57 PM   #4
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No, but I would like a narrower bezel to give me more screen real estate. The hardware itself needs to stay exactly the size it is now.
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 03:13 PM   #5
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I like the current size, if anything I'd like a smaller 7 inch version too rather than a lever one, but it's not gonna happen anytime soon
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 03:13 PM   #6
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the physical size of the ipad is great but i do wish it had more storage space as i can fill it up with apps and movies and tv shows my music is stored on my touch
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 03:14 PM   #7
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I know I'll be in the minority here but I wish the iPad were a bit bigger. 11.6"-12.5" would be sweet. I already love my iPad 2 so much I'm starting think I don't even need to buy another laptop again. so having a bit larger screen would make it even nicer for a main machine.

I see everyone just hold it on one side singlehandedly like you would hold a piece of paper anyway so if it's larger it would still be thin and light enough to not strain the hand that much. I actually hold the back with one hand and my hand wraps around the back (similar to how most people hold their phones). I know I have seriously large hands and am a pretty big guy so I think most things could do with getting larger but any normal sized people feel the same way?
I hate to say this...but why not get a MBA 11"?
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 03:21 PM   #8
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Sign me up. I keep wishing the iPad was closer to the size of the standard Letter size.


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I hate to say this...but why not get a MBA 11"?
It's not a tablet
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 03:30 PM   #9
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No, but I would like a narrower bezel to give me more screen real estate. The hardware itself needs to stay exactly the size it is now.
For me, the bezel is barely wide enough - I often find myself accidentally clicking the side of the screen when I'm trying to hold the bezel.

I wouldn't mid an iPad with a full 8.5x11 screen for reading, docs, etc - but I think it'd have to be a bit thinner and the same weight as now (or less) so I'm guessing that's a couple years out.
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 03:34 PM   #10
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I hate to say this...but why not get a MBA 11"?
My heart belongs the iPad brah
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 05:07 PM   #11
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For us tiny people, it's already big enough! LOL
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 05:20 PM   #12
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No, not interested in a bigger iPad. But I would like one smaller - like the size of the Nook Color.
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 07:20 PM   #13
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i would like a larger one, and the small screen size was one reason i held out so long before buying it--i had hoped apple or android would come out with something A4 or bigger so that I could view PDFs at their regular size. Alas, that didn't happen (perhaps the galapagos, but that is a dead-end product).

thankfully, the ipad is pretty good at handling pdfs, so i have been getting along ok, and i don't think i will change to any android stuff in the future, even if they develop a decent 10.something tablet. i really doubt a larger (or smaller) iPad will come for a very long time because of scaling issues.
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 10:33 PM   #14
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No, if anything, I'd like my iPad to be a tiny bit smaller.

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For us tiny people, it's already big enough! LOL
Agreed! I'm not tiny (6' tall) but my hands are small and the iPad is very awkward for me to hold.
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 10:37 PM   #15
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I would buy an 8.5x11 iPad immediately.
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 10:38 PM   #16
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Tough call. I can see the benefits of a slightly larger iPad, but the current size hits a sweet spot with respect to portability and ease of use (keypad and screen size.)
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 11:09 PM   #17
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You normies don't understand the light of us giants. I'm 6'7" and 275lbs with freakishly large hands. Could hold the iPad like it's an iPhone.

Ah meaning part of the minority really sucks. I understand the size it is now and it makes sense but I just want it bigger
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 11:42 PM   #18
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IPad as sheet music reader

I know I'm really in the minority here, but I use my iPad as sheet music as a pianist. It's just a tiny bit too small. Make it a 12 inch screen and I know a lot of musicians who would be snatching them up. Although, Apple seems to be doing fairly well with the current form factor...
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Old Aug 5, 2011, 01:07 PM   #19
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I want a 13". I would love if my MBP screen detached and worked as my iPad.
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Sign me up. I keep wishing the iPad was closer to the size of the standard Letter size.




It's not a tablet
I would keel over for an 11' MBA i7/4 GB/256 with a touch screen! As it is, as an ultimate This 11" is Apples BEST machine, and the only one I would consider after our 3 -11" 2010 MBA's with the 480 GB OWC SSD's, which I will replace as soon as Apple gets rid of that HD3000
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You normies don't understand the light of us giants. I'm 6'7" and 275lbs with freakishly large hands. Could hold the iPad like it's an iPhone.

Ah meaning part of the minority really sucks. I understand the size it is now and it makes sense but I just want it bigger
DUDE! I am glad I don't have to buy your clothes or feed you! LOL, this is coming from a 5'3" mini you
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Agreed! I'm not tiny (6' tall) but my hands are small and the iPad is very awkward for me to hold.
I'm 5'7" and only 116, so it's the perfect size for me, as is, any bigger would be too much.
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Old Aug 5, 2011, 11:46 PM   #23
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I wish it were just big enough that the keyboard would be the correct size. The A to L distance is about half an inch short, which makes it difficult to type (fingers too fat).
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It's the reason why I have a 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook.
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Old Aug 6, 2011, 12:37 AM   #25
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I want a 13" version with a few more features for around the house. I think it would be the perfect couch device. I'd keep my 10" for on the go use.

It would need a resolution increase though.
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