All iPads Which orientation do you use the most?

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Which orientation do you use the most?

  1. Portrait

    59 vote(s)
    44.7%
  2. Landscape

    73 vote(s)
    55.3%
  1. MrGimper
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    #1
    I almost always use my ipad 3 and mini in landscape mode. Just wanting to get an idea of how most people use theirs.
     
  2. Fattytail
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    Portrait for me. More natural for books and web browsing. Landscape for movies, of course.
     
  3. darngooddesign
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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.
     
  6. luqtotheman
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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.
     
  7. kodeman53
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    Straight....not that there's anything wrong with the alternative.:D

    But seriously, Landscape 95% of the time.
     
  8. boshii
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  9. hyteckit
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    Whatever seems more natural. Most of the time portrait.

    Landscape: Watching videos, games, photos
    Portrait: Reading websites, magazines, PDFs
     
  10. Batavian
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    I read books in portrait. Otherwise mostly landscape.
     
  11. SnowLeopard OSX
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    Landscape, cause I'm usually watching videos on my iPad.
     
  12. glenthompson
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    Portrait for most stuff, particularly books and e-mail. . Landscape for video, some websites, and games.
     
  13. Max(IT)
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    iPad 4 (after an iPad and an iPad 2), and I use it landscape 90% of the time.
     
  14. rowspaxe
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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
     
  15. EMAN19
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    I prefer portrait. It's the best in portrait mode. ��
     
  16. Mdwall
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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.
     
  17. dinggus
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    I use Landscape the most. I browse and watch videos majority of the time.
     
  18. raccoonboy
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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.
     
  19. rgarjr
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  20. mikeray
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    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.
     
  21. 100Teraflops
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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.
     
  22. raccoonboy
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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.
     
  23. 100Teraflops
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    I have handled a few minis and you are absolutely correct: super small text in portrait mode!
     
  24. Macman45
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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..:)
     
  25. loaferkan
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    I use potrait more, since i am more into reading, while using iPad.
     

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