Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:16 PM   #1
Squilly
macrumors 68020
 
Squilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: PA
iPad 5 Size Will Not Be Changed

I was just thinking - who remembers the October 2012 keynote with the Mini? Remember when they said it was a 7.9" tablet and "easy to remember since its the inverse of 9.7"....? Did any bells and whistles go off? Why would they change it?
Squilly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:17 PM   #2
ezramoore
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington State
This is complete and utter speculation.
ezramoore is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:19 PM   #3
irDigital0l
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Its screen size will not change but its physical size will.

Shorter side bezels like iPad Mini.
irDigital0l is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:21 PM   #4
Squilly
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
Squilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: PA
Is the Mini's screen measured 7.9" diagonally or the full screen + bezel? Can't remember.
Squilly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:23 PM   #5
1251division
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Screen.
__________________
1251division is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:40 PM   #6
yinz
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Maybe a bezel as small as the mini would be subpar for the larger iPad as it would leave too little room to hold comfortably with one hand.

However, even half of the current bezel, would suffice to make the device feel much smaller than it actually is. The 9.7" iPad has a huge bezel. They need to shrink that thing...
yinz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:53 AM   #7
Piccio
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
It was like a funny sketch, 7.9 and 9.7, one second of laughs, and... that's all. Do you really think that Apple is stucked on this just because it's somerhing easy to remember for customers?
Piccio is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:46 AM   #8
raccoonboy
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
You should have mentioned in your topic that ipad 5 "screen" size will not be changed.

Of course, nobody said they would or should change the screen size. Because they already did, by releasing Ipad mini. I doubt the bezel will be thinner on the fullsized, it would look stupid. They might redesign and give it a glass front/back like Iphone 4. That would make people more excited to buy the new gen, otherwise, its getting boring here.
raccoonboy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 05:58 AM   #9
SR71
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by irDigital0l View Post
Its screen size will not change but its physical size will.

Shorter side bezels like iPad Mini.
This. Obviously they won't make the bezels as small as those found on the mini, but they could definitely make it a little smaller and bring down the weight and physical size by quite a bit.
SR71 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 07:10 AM   #10
shortcrust
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
I wish people would put an "I think" or a question mark in the titles of speculative threads. I seem to be forever clicking on posts that I think may contain news only to find opinions.
shortcrust is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:14 AM   #11
Squilly
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
Squilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: PA
If they cut down the bezel, they're either making the tablet smaller or the screen bigger...
Squilly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:29 AM   #12
brand
macrumors 68040
 
brand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 127.0.0.1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squilly View Post
If they cut down the bezel, they're either making the tablet smaller or the screen bigger...
Making the bezel smaller in no way makes the screen bigger. Maybe you should go back to school.
brand is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:33 AM   #13
Squilly
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
Squilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: PA
Quote:
Originally Posted by brand View Post
Making the bezel smaller in no way makes the screen bigger. Maybe you should go back to school.
That's not what I mean...
I'm saying two things can happen if the bezel gets smaller: either the iPad itself gets cut down from ___ to *something smaller* or the screen gets bigger and iPad stays the same size as before. Aren't those the only two options available?
Squilly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:39 AM   #14
D.T.
macrumors 68020
 
D.T.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Vilano Beach, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by yinz View Post
Maybe a bezel as small as the mini would be subpar for the larger iPad as it would leave too little room to hold comfortably with one hand.
Unless it was incredibly light. I mean, even with my iPad4, I don't use the entire bezel to hold it, and I understand the Mini has a "thumb detect" so it allow some level of display overlap without triggering a touch response.

I suppose they could also trim it down without going to as minimal of a design as the Mini.
D.T. is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:30 AM   #15
ucfgrad93
macrumors G5
 
ucfgrad93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squilly View Post
That's not what I mean...
I'm saying two things can happen if the bezel gets smaller: either the iPad itself gets cut down from ___ to *something smaller* or the screen gets bigger and iPad stays the same size as before. Aren't those the only two options available?
True. But I don't see Apple changing the 9.7 inch screen size. So if they do reduce the width of the bezel, the overall size of the iPad will be reduced while the screen size stays the same.
ucfgrad93 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 10:56 AM   #16
mrkjsn
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squilly View Post
That's not what I mean...
I'm saying two things can happen if the bezel gets smaller: either the iPad itself gets cut down from ___ to *something smaller* or the screen gets bigger and iPad stays the same size as before. Aren't those the only two options available?
I doubt Apple will change the screen size. Rumor has it that it is the bezel only that will change, meaning the size of the existing bezel will be reduced - not the screen will increase making the bezel smaller.
__________________
13"MBP, iPhone 4, iPad 3, iPad mini
mrkjsn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:41 PM   #17
Powrie
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezramoore View Post
This is complete and utter speculation.

No its not, its logical and sound reasoning.
Powrie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:44 PM   #18
ezramoore
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington State
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powrie View Post
No its not, its logical and sound reasoning.
I hope you're being sarcastic.

Someone said that the iPad mini's size was "easy to remember since its the inverse of 9.7" at a keynote. Therefore, the new iPad will have the same 9.7" screen as it always has.

That is very poor reasoning.

FWIW I think that the iPad 5 will have the same size screen it always has too, but not because of some casual remark.
ezramoore is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:53 PM   #19
Powrie
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezramoore View Post
I hope you're being sarcastic.

Someone said that the iPad mini's size was "easy to remember since its the inverse of 9.7" at a keynote. Therefore, the new iPad will have the same 9.7" screen as it always has.

That is very poor reasoning.

FWIW I think that the iPad 5 will have the same size screen it always has too, but not because of some casual remark.

Its not because its easy to remember its because the 9.7 inch screen and the 7.9 inch screens keep the same aspect ratio.

They have to be those sizes.


They said both of those things during the keynote, they explained why the screens have to be 9.7 and 7.9 and they said its easy to remember because they are inverse to each other.
Powrie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:56 PM   #20
ezramoore
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington State
You cannot determine the aspect ratio of the screen by examining the screen's diagonal measurement.

Yes, they have the same aspect ratio, but it sounded to me like you were arguing that OP was using "logical and sound reasoning" when he said that he heard the display sizes were inverses at they keynote and that was proof that the iPad 5 will have the same size screen as is predecessors.
ezramoore is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:04 PM   #21
darngooddesign
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powrie View Post
Its not because its easy to remember its because the 9.7 inch screen and the 7.9 inch screens keep the same aspect ratio.

They have to be those sizes.
The 14" iBook had a 4:3 screen as well.
__________________
64 giggity... giggity... gigg-i-ty
Lego Apple Store
darngooddesign is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All iPads: Have you changed the way you used your iPad? ElDogman iPad 44 Mar 23, 2014 10:56 PM
Size Comparison of iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPhone 5 and Upcoming iPad 5 MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 287 Mar 19, 2014 07:28 PM
Font size of text in textview changed back to default in the runtime. jox0 iPhone/iPad Programming 5 Jan 10, 2014 10:52 AM
Changed Bootcamp partition size - can't mount in Mac TuonoV Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 0 Dec 27, 2012 07:05 AM
Has your opinion changed on the new iPad name? KittyKatta iPad 26 Oct 20, 2012 10:15 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC