Why do people ask questions as if the members here all work at Apple and have free reign to blab all of their secrets?Since the iPhone 5 is a true 16:9 screen, will Apple change the iPad to also reflect a true 16:9 screen?
You are probably right. I wish they would add a larger version about the size of a sheet of paper. It would be a nice lineup. An iPad mini for ultra portability, the current size for most people and a larger one for those of us who could use it.Next iPad will be identical res and size, only display change will be use of incell tech probably.
Uh... I think you're wrong. The bezel isn't uniform all the way around, making it look taller, but I believe that the dummy units have all been modeled assuming a 1024x768 screen that is 7.85" on diagonal. That's a 4:3 screen, just like all iPads before it...?.. all the dummy models that have been leaked certainly weren't 4:3!
The 13" MacBook Air and all MacBook Pro models are 16:10. The maximum supported resolution for the Mac Mini and Mac Pro are 16:10. Only the 11" MBA and the iMac are 16:9. I wish the iMac was still the previous 16:10 ratio as the extra pixel height makes a big difference.If the iTV ever comes a reality, I think the iPad has to go 16:9. The iPod Touch, iPhone, Macs, and eventually the iTV are all 16:9. Content is king and video/TV will be the next phase for Apple's growth. 16:9 is the right format for video and a consistent user experience is Apple's goal.
I use my iPad in portrait about 97% of the timehere's something I've been thinking about.
The iPad 3's "natural" position for typing is horizontal because on a 9.7" screen that's the standard keyboard size.
The iPad Mini is a smaller device so the best typing orientation would be vertical so imagine the split keyboard size but actually connected. If the Mini is light enough and thin/tall (16:9) then that would actually be a comfortable typing size. So Imthinking the iPad Mini would be 16:9 so that it could feel like a big iPhone but have the apps of the iPad ecosystem.
What size sheet of paper? A4? Only 2 countries in the world haven't adopted the A4 as the standard letter format (the US and Canada).You are probably right. I wish they would add a larger version about the size of a sheet of paper. It would be a nice lineup. An iPad mini for ultra portability, the current size for most people and a larger one for those of us who could use it.
As someone who has used both a 16:9 (or maybe 16:10) 10" tablet, and a 4:3 10" iPad, I gotta say: The 4:3 ratio is better in EVERYTHING (browsing, reading etc) except videos.I just had a long chat with my brainstorming buddy. Subjects included the ratio of the extant ipads versus Google Nexus 7 and the evolving paradigms of visual media viewing.
4:3 is dead (though I actually only own a 4:3 SD TV !!!) for the next steps in visual electronic media.
See, 4:3 was ideal in a world ruled by 8.5"X11" letter sized PAPER documents.
That world is rapidly being relegated to backup printouts of kitchen recipes etc.
16:9 is it IMHO
The closer that your ratio is to a square, the more static the page. So ideally....
1) Movies & modest panoramas... Horizontal 16:9
2) E-pubs... Vertical 9:16
3) Zoom E-pubs... Horizontal 16:9
If future ipads are delivered in anything fatter than Nexus 7 ratio , I'm out.
Almost totally agree. You're right that 4:3 is better at everything, bar video.As someone who has used both a 16:9 (or maybe 16:10) 10" tablet, and a 4:3 10" iPad, I gotta say: The 4:3 ratio is better in EVERYTHING (browsing, reading etc) except videos.
And tbh, I watch my videos on my big laptop monitor, not an iPad.
Reading on a 4:3 is 10x better than 16:9(/10), whatever way you hold, landscape or portrait.