iPad Pro 10.5 is physically larger than the 9.7

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  1. rkuo macrumors 6502a

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    Did you miss this? All the rumors have been saying that the 10.5 would fit into the 9.7 form factor, but the new iPad is simply larger! Really not a fan of this direction as I like the mini and don't feel the mid and large size options need to get closer together.
     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    It was obvious that the 10.5 was going to be larger than the 9.7.
     
  3. JPack macrumors 65816

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    None of the credible rumors suggested the 10.5" would be the same physical size as the 9.7" device.
     
  4. TorontoSS macrumors 6502

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    It is the same weight as the ipad air (1) and the current 2017 ipad. But remember when the iphone 6 came out, and it was heavier than the 5s/5, but it "felt" lighter? Do you think that would be the case here?
     
  5. BigAppleNYC123 macrumors regular

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    You are correct. Everyone also says the screen size is 20% bigger. That isn’t true. The screen size is 8% bigger. Resolution is 18% bigger. Neither are 20%
     
  6. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    The screen is 20% bigger according to the area, which is more meaningful than saying that the diagonal is 8% bigger, since the diagonal improvement varies dramatically for the same screen size depending on the screen ratio.
     
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  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I was actually wondering how much larger the display is over the 9.7 iPad. So the display is 8% is larger, resolution is 18% and the reduction of the side bezels is 40% Smaller. I always appreciate the technical side of things.
     
  9. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I'll be honest, it does actually feel thinner and lighter than the 9.7 iPad Pro
     
  10. IpadsRIpads macrumors member

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    That's why I decided to go with the 12.9 gen 2. the 10.5 didn't feel substantially different enough in my hand to warrant spending the $ on. I had a moment and decided to spend money needlessly and figured I would be happy with the one I got. Glad I did.
     
  11. nzcatfood macrumors newbie

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    I'm expecting an updated mini next year, either pro or shrunken iPad 2017. Apple has obviously been setting up the reduced-bezel design language for the next round of iPhone and iPad and now that has been done the iPad mini, Mac minis and Watch should see some love. I'm pretty sure the 10.5 will stick around for a longer life much like the iPad 2 and Air2 did.
     
  12. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    No, the display is about 20% larger, not 8% larger.
     
  13. Relentless Power, Jul 4, 2017
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    Seems it's 18% Or 20% is what I read. Regardless, it's a marginal difference of 2%.
     
  14. asleep macrumors 68040

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    No I did not.

    I'd rather they kept it same size as the 9.7", but I'm adapting to it. Any bigger(taller) starts to become a problem for me that'll push me to the hopefully updated mini.
     
  15. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    I was referring to your post saying 8%.
     

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