Has any other iPad pro owners noticed how small the Regulsr sized is after using the pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jacoblee23, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Jacoblee23, Feb 8, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016

    Jacoblee23 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2011
    I just picked up my air 2 and it feels like a mini after using the pro. I had to do a double take!
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I walked into an Appe store the other day, where they had a display table with iPads in two different sizes. I stared at them feeling confused, wondering, "When did Apple start making the mini in two sizes?" I then realized I was looking at the mini and the Air.
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005

    I wiped and set up my "old" iPad Air 2 for my daughter and I couldn't believe how small it seemed. It's odd, too, since I have a mini 4 that I often use to read in bed, so it's not like I don't know exactly what size a mini is. But for whatever reason, the Air 2 seemed so small and the iPP seemed like the normal iPad.
  4. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    I still use my Air to teach class and it looks like a toy!
  5. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    I still have my iPad 4 in another room, and pick it up every now and then. My first problem is that I hold my thumb on the Home button, which doesn't do a thing. Then I notice how I can only have one open screen at a time, and how small it is.
  6. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    haven't switched my last ipad on until yesterday (ipad2). first time in months.

    how the hell did i mange for years using it? :p
  7. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    YES!!! I still use my iPhone 5 as a music device and I do this often! My main devices (Mini 4, 6+, Pro) all have Touch ID and it's weird using non-touch ID devices - like trying to plug a lightning cable into a non-lightning iPod!
  8. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    my ipad3 looks pretty comical now with its smaller screen surrounded by ginormous bezels :D
  9. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    YES YES YES! I've mentioned this before on the forums, but I was at Costco with my girlfriend (we both have iPad pro's) and when we saw the display table with iPads all over it, we picked up the iPad Air thinking it was the mini and we asked each other where our old iPad was. This one HAD to be the mini. Then we realized we were holding the iPad Air 2 and couldn't believe it. After laughing for a minute, we just had a conversation about perspective and how it's crazy how much it changes once we got used to the pro.

    When I had the air 2, I thought it was pretty damn big. I was happy with it, but I felt it was a pretty size able thing. When I saw the Pro for the first time, I was taken aback by how large it was. Then after about 15 minutes I immediately got used to it. That's when I went home and saw my iPad Air with different eyes. It was so uncomfortably small that that's when I decided I would save up for an iPad pro. I couldn't believe I did 90% of my stuff on an iPad Air. The screen was just so small!

    Reminded me of the feeling of going from a non retina screen to retina. Sure the Retina screen seemed nice but it wasn't a big deal really. Until I went back to my old MacBook and I felt like I had Vaseline over my eyes or something. I literally felt like I couldn't see a damn thing and eye strain became a real problem. Perspective man....
  10. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    I don't think it is THAT small when going back to my Air 2 that my 3 year old has taken over. I actually love how much lighter it feels now than when it was my primary device when it was already ridiculously light.

    I will say going from my Pro to my 6s+ is an awkward moment of screen size recalibration. It seems so small now like a 5s or something after being on the Pro for an extended time.

    The Air 2 not so much.
  11. rews macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2013
    Nottingham, England
    My girlfriend has an iPad Air2 and it looks like a toy next to my iPad pro.

    It's even got me looking at my iPhone 6 and questioning whether I should've got a 6+ haha
  12. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
  13. DaniJoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2015
    haha no, ipad pro seems small to me. i want a bigger one! 15" would be great for artists!
  14. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    I have the iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2. Quite frankly, the iPad Air 2 is still just the right size for easy portability and functionality. I admit the Air 2 does seem small but its still more comfortable to hold compared to the IPP.

    I use both but the jury is still out on which one I like better.
  15. double329 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    I noticed both ways. When I am on iPP for a while then when I picked up Air 2, it seems small. When I am on iPad Air 2 for a while and when I picked up iPP, the Pro seems very large. That goes with iPhone 6P also, when I picked up my wife iPhone 6, I was like.. This thing is so small.. I guess, once your eyes got use to specific size of something with the similar shape, the size different just immediately a noticeable thing till your eyes got use to that size again.

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