iPad Pro's chamfer

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Yr Blues, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Why didn't iPad Pro evolve the design language to include a rounded edge like the iPhone 6*?

    The chamfer is a relic of the iPhone 5 and doesn't look as minimal as the newest iPhones.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Keeps the design in line with other iPads and it's a nice design feature
  3. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    I do like the iPhone six's design, but for a tablet I think the new Air design works very well. I imagine that Apple may re-design it sometime though.

  4. littelsquidge, Sep 14, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015

    littelsquidge macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2015
    It's practical ergonomic design. The chamfer allows the curved underside to have a much larger radius. This makes it easier to pick up the iPad from a flat/slippy surface by 'hooking' underneath with your finger. I don't believe the half circle iPhone profile would allow you to get enough of your finger 'hooked' underneath. You just end up pushing the iPad.

    The half circle profile shape works with the iPhone because it's small and light enough to grip from both sides with one hand and simply pick it up.

    That said, I would also like to see the industrial design of the iPad to evolve to something softer at the edges.
  5. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    My iPhone 6 has creaked on occasion where the glass meets the metal. I think it would be a weak point on a tablet.
  6. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Chamfer looks nice.

    That's it. I do not know what functional benefits it has though.

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