An iPad Pro with a top notch

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  1. bpeeps macrumors 68030

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    Have a feeling Apple is going to be using the notch to brand all of their products in the future since the home button is becoming a thing of the past..

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  2. Pete Rodgers macrumors member

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    This highlights a problem I would have, were I to swap my LG G5 for an iPhone X; wouldn't it be annoying to have an image obscured, even fractionally, when viewed full screen? I wouldn't like an iPad with a notch that got in the way of the top of a comic page for instance. It's a design glitch. They should have gone for a slightly larger bezel at the top. Don't do this to the iPads!!!
     
  3. bpeeps thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Notch can be excluded while viewing videos full screen in landscape.

    https://www.macworld.com/article/32...first-impressions-with-apples-new-iphone.html
     
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  5. sracer macrumors G3

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    No, it's not (necessarily) good IMO. Videos that are encoded for the native resolution of the display will then be scaled for playback. Granted, it isn't much considering the resolution of the device but it involves additional processing during playback. That processing is handled (or should be) by the GPU so hit to performance and/or battery life should be minimal.
    I'd like to see some real world tests before I find the notch acceptable or not.
     
  6. iOSpecialist macrumors member

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    Do we know if the next iPads will use OLED? Because if not, we probably won’t have the notch.
    I don’t mind having a little bit of bezel on the iPad because you need a place where your hand can hold it without actually touching the display.
     
  7. Tapiture, Sep 15, 2017
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    Tapiture macrumors 65816

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    We don’t know but Ming Chi Kuo has said he expects edgeless OLED iPads in 2018.
    I’m just shivering thinking about the price.
     
  8. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

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    I like it. But I've always hated buttons so I also liked the removal of the mute/lock switch, etc.
     
  9. gadget123 macrumors 68020

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    Been no rumours of OLED on iPad.

    The fact that Force touch and no headphone jack have not come to iPad what makes people think everything from IPhone will move over?

    They just updated the screen size this year he surprised if they changed much next year.
     
  10. Tapiture macrumors 65816

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    Incorrect. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cu...-pro-coming-in-2017-oled-upgrade-in-2018/amp/

    Mint Chi Kuo was 100% correct about this year’s iPad releases, so his intel is quite credible.
     
  11. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    I might be a bit against the wind on the notch, but I like it. It just feels like I'm getting a overly large screen, and there's a little bit covering it up. I look at the real estate to the left and right of the notch as "free space".

    So yes, I'd love to have an OLED iPad with a notch and FaceID.
     
  12. Absrnd macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope they won't do that for the next pro, I would have to buy that :D
     
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  14. Absrnd macrumors 6502a

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    Just like you can do now, one non moving finger on top of the screen is ignored and you can use it normally
     
  15. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    They should remove the notch and put touch ID under the glass or something. This is not an acceptable solution by Apple.
     
  16. sracer, Sep 16, 2017
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    sracer macrumors G3

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    I owned a Sharp Aquos Crystal Android smartphone that was bezel-less on 3 sides. (there was only a "chin" on the bottom that contained a camera)
    It was crazy-cheap, $150 no-contract, and performed quite well for the 2 years that I used it. After 2-3 accidental touches during the first week or two, I didn't have a touch accidentally register for the remainder of those 2 years.


    I can understand that. It's a personal/subjective thing. I just see it as a gimmick to trick the eye into thinking there's no top bezel. Wherever the front-facing camera is located, there will be a bezel.
     
  17. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    The notch is the worst thing Apple has ever done
     
  18. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    I think on the next ipad could make the top and bottom bezels to match the size of the current 10.5" left and right ones. And with that bezel they can still put all of the camera and sensors without a notch
    Since ios11 is how it is, the ipad home button became only the fingerprint sensor
     
  19. journeyy macrumors regular

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    I think this will inevitably come, but i see two things that could stand in the way of a mid-2018 launch:

    1) The A12X needs to be ready by then and as good as expected: When having no bezels the iPad needs to be quite a bit lighter to still be comfortable to use. This is only possible with the efficiency gains of the A12X (by reducing the battery size).

    2) If they decide to use the same Samsung panels, the cost would be enormous. On the other hand, Apple can not sell the iPad Pro 10.5 at 999$. I think the OLED iPad will be released, when LG (or another display manufacturer) has stepped up their OLED process and can provide cheaper panels than Samsung.

    Even then, i think the OLED iPads will start at 799/999$.
     
  20. Prozak0820 macrumors 6502

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    This actually makes sense with the new gestures in iPhone X and iOS 11 multitasking on iPad. Swipe up and you get multitasking and control center (how it actually should be on iPhone X) swipe up a little and get the dock makes sense
     
  21. darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think I will want a top notch for my iPad

    But I want my iPad to still be top notch! ;)
     
  22. twintin macrumors 6502

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    Where are the front facing camera and other sensor placed then ?
     
  23. ljjycss macrumors member

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    I really hope there would be a better display technology than OLED. I have seen quite a lot of people using iPad to display still image for extended period of time, especially at events, which is a nightmare for OLED. Software anti-burn-in reduces image retention by some degree, but won't make OLED as resilient as LED.
     
  24. Pakaku macrumors 68020

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    I'd probably hate it less on an iPad because of how insignificant it looks compared to the screen size.
     
  25. bpeeps thread starter macrumors 68030

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    This is how I feel too. It's the larger screen real estate that makes it look better.
     

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