iPad iPad 4 vs. iPad Air frame?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jardins de Vin, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    I was going to buy a 4th generation iPad with 128 GB but now that I've seen the iPad Air prices for the 128 model going down so violently, I decided I'll be going with an Air.

    The only thing I'm worried about is the black (or white) frame around the screen which is smaller than on the iPad 4 - does anyone have problems when holding it, like, if you have your thumbs on the frame, do they go over the screen or is the frame large enough for that? I don't want to cover parts of the screen if I'm holding it, if you understand.

    I've had iPads at work now for a few days and sadly I was so stupid to not look up which model it was, but basically it felt fine on those models.
     
  2. s2mikey macrumors 68020

    s2mikey

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    Many of us had the same concern when the Air was released but honestly, I have fairly large fingers and I've never once had a problem with the bezel being too thin. Also, if it was a major issue you'd have read about it all over the place, especially here on this forum.

    Don't worry, you'll be good with the Air! ;)
     
  3. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    Hmm, I have long but thin fingers, so I guess it should be alright :)
    And yes, I haven't really found any posts about this issue. Also I'll be adding an Apple Smart Cover so that's a few mm more there I guess.
     
  4. Traverse macrumors 603

    Traverse

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    Heh, good point.
     
  5. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    I put mine in a speck durafolio because I need the extra protection. I tend to hold it by the rim of the case.
     
  6. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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    I do prefer the wider bezel on the older iPad models.
    However the weight difference more than makes up for it.
     

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