Can't use smaller display devices anymore

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Zune55, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Zune55 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    When i try to use ipad air 2 9.7" or surface 3 10.8" i cant seem to enjoy any more because of the smaller display. Specially web browsing stresses my eyes on smaller devices because i am so used to big text or big everything. I am using the zoomed display on ipad pro and everything is huge. Today is the 11th day with ipp and i am really liking the display. Split screen is very helpful and big on ipp. This year apple did not release ipad air 3 with 9.7" maybe they have done research and created lot of prototype to see which size will blow consumer's minds. They settled for 12.9" and its truly a game changer in iPad category as far as i am concern. Though i am using it for more than iPad with Apple keyboard. Very nice apple keep it up. Sorry if this thread is not important for anyone please ignore it :p
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  3. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Same here. I can't use my iPad Air 2 anymore just looks small.
  4. jlynchtx macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2010
    Same here. It is very similar to when I switched to the IPhone 6+ and then the smaller iPhones seemed way too small. I use the zoomed view on my iPhone 6+. The iPad Pro and larger screen iPhones are awesome for me because my eyes are bad anyway. Helps a lot.
  5. Chuck Rodent macrumors regular

    Chuck Rodent

    Jan 9, 2014
    I still use my iPad Mini for tasks that do not require a large screen. The Pro is great for everything except holding in one hand while using it.
  6. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    I have no problem switching between my iPhone and the iPad Pro... I used to use my iPod touch when waiting for a new iPad. I guess I'm just a tad cooler than everyone. ;) ;)

  7. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    Same thing happened to me when I picked up my Air 2. It's just too small now.
  8. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2011
    I was in an Apple Store this week looking at the pro. After playing with it for about 1/2 hour I looked at my phone (a 6) and thought it looked really tiny. I might have to go for the plus model when the 7 comes out.
  9. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    One thing I will say is that it makes my Air 2 seem a lot more reasonable as an eReader.
  10. bizzy045 macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2011
    Switching to a plus was the best thing I've done. I could never go back now. Seems large at first and takes a couple of weeks to get used to. The regular 6s feels like a toy to me now.
  11. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

    Mike Delta

    Sep 12, 2014
    I know what you mean my 6S+ is starting to look like a 4S after using my iPad.
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I was at an Apple Store yesterday. I played with the Pro for a while, then wandered over to look at the Mini. After I put down the Mini, I noticed another iPad next to it, which was slightly larger. I felt confused, thinking, "when did Apple come out with a larger Mini?" I finally realized it was the Air, but it took me about ten seconds.
  13. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

    Nov 6, 2012
    European Union
    I don't have the Pro, but if I had it, I'd probably only use it at home, for example when going to bed to read the newspaper, or same thing in the morning, on the couch to draw something or read an article, or play a game. But I'd still keep my Air for when I'm out somewhere, to show people pictures, or look something up on a map, or write mails in the metro. Actually for showing photos, the Air may be better than the Mini. I never understood what the Mini was good for, but finally, I think if I had a Pro I'd still sell my Air for a Mini.
  14. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    i propose you go over to the iPhone forum and advise the 6+ users that their screen is unusably small.

    i'd further like to advise you that i'm typing this on a 15" retina iMac, and i laugh every time i see people trying to get by on their hilariously tiny 12.9" iPad pro baby screens.

    unfortunately i also just got shamed by a 5k iMac user for thinking my 15" postage stamp of a display is anything other than a laughable spectacle of impotence.

    luckily i was able to run out and purchase a 4k 65" OLED tv that frankly makes everything else an embarrassment.


    seriously though, its great *all* these options exist. its just amusing how frequently we all need to justify our most recent purchase decisions by pointing out our sudden enlightenment to how much better it is than the alternatives.

    amazingly it even happens when the newest hotness is a smaller screened alternative!
  15. aware macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2012
    After the Pro, i thought the Air is the Mini
  16. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    Same here. I was going to keep my Air by the bed for watching TV shows and surfing, but it's just too small now :)
  17. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2010
    I was playing around with the pro today, I thought it would be heavier than it was but it's still a bit heavy for using it how I'd use it. iPad pro is a neat tool but for me I felt it's too big, it'll be too awkward to use it in bed or on the couch, after playing with the mini 4 I'm seriously considering that, and I use to think the minis were a waste. Time for a new iPad but I don't think it'll be the pro, it's a bit much $$$ for what it is, as iOS doesn't really let the pro use the power, outside of the screen size I don't see what real advantage the pro holds over the air 2.
  18. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    Advantages of the pro over the air for me are the screen size, pencil, sound quality, and processor speed. In that order. The new Air 3 (ipad pro mini) will close the gap, but not enough to make up for the screen size
  19. FairyCatInPink macrumors 6502


    Nov 23, 2015
    San Francisco, CA
    I switched from iPad mini to iPad Pro, I hesitated to buy until very last moment just because it looked too big and I wasn't sure how it's comfortable to carrying it around. Now I have it everywhere when I want to draw(I'm an artist at hobby level), and I love iPadPro/Apple Pencil. Actually that screen isn't big anymore(I feel) and just right size to use as a mobile sketchbook, I barely need to pinch/spread to draw details with my fingers any more, and weight is acceptable to carry. I still keep my iPad mini 4, bring it out with me when I know I just read emails/web watching/Ebooks reading/game outside of my house. But barely drawing on them anymore!
  20. scotttnz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    After using a 40" 4K screen on my Mac, anything feels small. I'd love to upgrade my Air 2 to a Pro, and iPhone 6 to a Plus, but I think my wife would kill me!
  21. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2010
    That's why Apple is working on the 128" iPad Magnum.

    Seriously speaking, after I bought my 6S+ I have the same problem using my wife's 5S...
  22. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    The actual screen size matters little. What matters is the amount of space the screen fills your vision at a distance where you feel comfortable holding, sitting, standing or lying down.

    What this really means is that no one size fits all, it just depends on when and how you use your screen-based device.
  23. macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2015
  24. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    I'm seeing this comment all the time and I completely agree with it. It's weird forgetting what an iPad Air was like when I had that size for a couple years
  25. sunapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands

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