Anyone else want a bigger iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ijustfarted, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2011
    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? :D
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    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*
  3. macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2007
    I feel like if it were bigger it would be an iMac.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Aug 1, 2010
    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.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    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
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Kingsport TN
    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
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2010
    I hate to say this...but why not get a MBA 11"?
  8. macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    Sign me up. I keep wishing the iPad was closer to the size of the standard Letter size.

    It's not a tablet :(
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    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.
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2011
    My heart belongs the iPad brah
  11. macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    For us tiny people, it's already big enough! LOL
  12. macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    No, not interested in a bigger iPad. But I would like one smaller - like the size of the Nook Color.
  13. macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    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.
  14. macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    No, if anything, I'd like my iPad to be a tiny bit smaller.

    Agreed! I'm not tiny (6' tall) but my hands are small and the iPad is very awkward for me to hold.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
  16. macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2011
    Southern California
    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.)
  17. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2011
    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 :D
  18. macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2007
    Oak Park, IL
    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...
  19. macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
    I want a 13". I would love if my MBP screen detached and worked as my iPad.
  20. Cheffy Dave, Aug 5, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011

    macrumors 68020

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    I would keel over for an 11' MBA i7/4 GB/256 with a touch screen!:eek: :cool: 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
  21. macrumors 68020

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    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:D
  22. macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    I'm 5'7" and only 116, so it's the perfect size for me, as is, any bigger would be too much.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    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).
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2006

    It's the reason why I have a 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook.
  25. macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    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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