All iPads Is a bezel-less iPad inevitable/possible?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by satchmo, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    Just having a bit of speculative fun in thinking where future iPads are going. I mean it's difficult to further simplify what is essentially is a slab rectangle.
    Sizes and resolutions will continue to fluctuate and perhaps new finishes.

    But given Ive's penchant for 'distilling the extraneous', can we see a day where the iPad has no bezel? It would be cool to see images go from edge to egde.:D

    I don't know the structural workings of how an iPad is put together so I'm not even sure this is physically possible. :)
     
  2. rowspaxe macrumors 68000

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    ios7 requires some additional distilation
     
  3. kap09 macrumors 6502

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    I think this would actually depend a bit on software as well. The bezels do serve a purpose now in terms of a spot to hold, an edge to lead into gestures, etc. The software would have to compensate if the bezels were done away with entirely.

    Would be a pretty interesting piece to look at the though :D
     
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  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Without a bezel, how would you bring you command center in landscape?
     
  6. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it would work on a portable device.
     
  7. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps they could make the screen wrap around to the back as well. :)
     
  8. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

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    This would be awesome.


    Also make it Spherical
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...also what about the Home button. It's all but a sure thing the next iPad will have TouchID and Apple will probably use this tech for a few years.
     
  10. ShakinBake macrumors member

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    I think iPads already have thumb rejection when you hold it on the sides. What I'm wondering is what happens to a bezel less iPad when you drop it.
     
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Possible? Probably. Desireable? Not to me. I already have accidental touch-itis w/ the Air.
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    While they could minimize them further, going bezel-less isn't really parctical.
     
  13. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Going bezel-less would create a lot of stiffness issues with the side. I wouldn't want the forces of a side impact going back into the screen and the backlights. A metal casing taking the shock would seem like better engineering..
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I would rather keep the bezel for this as well.
     

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