Do you expect that Apple someday will introduce iPad with design like iPhone X?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Sunny1990, Sep 2, 2017.


So what do you think

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. Sunny1990, Sep 2, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2017

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Wireless Charing?
    What are your thoughts?
    I personally like this bezel less design.
    Please don't forget to vote above.
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
  3. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    No because having no bezels makes it hard to hold. Unless they manage super good detection of fingers on the edges then you need some bezel when holding the device with one hand.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    With The current iPad, I prefer the bezels as they do help with inadvertent touching on the display and holding. Even having reduced bezels is aesthetically pleasing on the 10.5 iPad, but I still appreciate the bezels purposes.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I like bezels because you need a place to hold the tablet. They serve a purpose. The iPhone is held differently so bezels in that instance don't serve the same purpose.
  6. moxxham macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    I love this so much. I really do hope they do it - but I have a feeling they won't. They will most likely reduce the size of the top and bottom bezel to match the size of the sides of the current one.

    Oled would be fantastic. Wireless charging would be great too, but I imagine they will wait until its quicker.
  7. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2009
    Nope, but Apple will certainly continue to reduce bezels and eventually eliminate the home button.

    If you’re already using iOS 11 you will notice that it’s designed for iPads and one of its goals is to move away from using the home button.

    I expect future iPads to be smaller/lighter in a remarkable fashion.
  8. aakshey macrumors 68000


    Jun 13, 2016
    I’m not sure of the other stuff.

    But back in 2016/2015 Ming Chi Kuo had predicted that in 2018 Apple will release a radically changed iPad with OLED display in 2018. He got every single prediction of every single iPad in 2017 right. If he is again correct, we will probably have an OLED iPad that is of a new size around June 2018.

    It May or May not be without bezels. But the other stuff would then be a given.
  9. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    That is a common assumption, but Kuo wrote 2018 or later.

  10. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Interesting...the notch looks better on the iPad than the iPhone
  11. Sunshoopa macrumors 6502


    Apr 19, 2011
    That’d be cool. While it’ll be likely 3-4 years before I upgrade my 10.5, I’d gladly update it to one of those.
  12. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    I also just bought a 10.5 pro, but would upgrade in a heartbeat if this model would come out. Love it, its gorgeous
  13. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2017
    No, thank you. An iPad needs to have frames around the screen. My iPad Pro 12.9 screen is always sinking into my bedsheet when holding it over my stomach in bed. Could you imagine how much would vanish without any frames?
  14. HPLouis macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2010
    Oh God.....this is so gorgeous. This is why I'm holding onto my 9.7 Pro. I can't wait to get one in 512MB's and matte black.
  15. Simacca macrumors 65816


    Jul 31, 2008
    UK, South East.
    Looks good, but much prefer bezels to hold on too.
  16. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Bezels are not as necessary as some believe. The Sharp Aquos Crystal that was my daily driver had no bezels on 3 sides and except for 3 or 4 accidental touches in the first 2 weeks, it was extremely reliable. Granted, tablets are larger and heavier so need additional surface area for gripping, it is possible to accommodate that need in a bezel-less design.

    i'm a fan of bezel-less design and hope that Apple produces such an ipad.
  17. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
  18. Donfor39 macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2012
    Lanarkshire Scotland
    Allow 2 years for my 10.5 contract.
  19. twinlight macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2016
    Well some day maybe. We will end up with something akin to a newspaper but it’s actually a foldable, rollable iPad.

    The design on the picture up top doesn’t speak to me. Looks weird with the notch on the iPad.
  20. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
    Really? I think it looks awesome.

    Ming Chi Kuo said he expects something like this in 2018.
  21. perezr10, Sep 3, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2017

    perezr10 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2014
    Monroe, Louisiana
    I do have to admit, I’m having more problems with unintended taps on my 10.5” iPad screen due to the tiny bezels than any other iPad. It is a little harder to hold. Although, I’m willing to deal with it for the larger screen.

    I think the new design will inevitably come to the iPad.
  22. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030


    Nov 16, 2010
    Can't wait for the September 12 even when all these ridiculous "notch" rumors are put to rest. Yes there will be a notch, NO it won't be noticeable. It'll be a black area with the time, battery, etc.

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  23. moxxham macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    Come to think of it, it's possible that they will give it a very slim bezel design when they go to OLED. They could black out pixels around the edge and turn off touch to give the illusion of a bezel when in specific apps. That way it can be made easier to hold without unintentional touches as normal, but then the whole device can be made full-screen for specific apps if required - a similar idea that many consider when hiding the notch on the new iPhone.
  24. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2013
    Remember that this is an Apple forum. Design usually takes on more importance than usuability. As long as it's the hot new thing I doubt many people will care if it's easy to hold. I've come to the conclusion that Apple's obsession with reduction isn't the most consumer friendly solution (2016 rMBP and iPhone 7). The only new Apple product I bought in the last 2 years was the 10.5 Pro. Everything else just seemed frivolous and not worth upgrading, especially when you lose features. The iPad has remained exactly the same, with only minor changes that actually enchance your experience rather than hindering it (dongles anyone?). I'll be an iPad customer for life as long as they don't mess it up.
  25. Tazoawake2016 macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2016
    Deep Space 9
    Probably in year 2020 to coincide with the 10th year anniversary of iPad's launch and price will start at $1,000.:p

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