iPad Is the iPad Air too tall?

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  1. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I wish they'd shaved more from the top and bottom of the device to keep it in proportion. Seems like it's too tall now they've reduced the width.
     
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  3. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 601

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    No, why?
     
  4. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    if you havent held it in person, how do you know it'll be "too tall"
     
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  6. Powrie macrumors 6502

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    Too tall for the home Button and the Camera ?
     
  7. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 601

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    Because I have eyes and can do maths. It's less wide but the same height. It looks too tall. More like Android tablets in portrait.
     
  8. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it is too tall. It more closely resembles a 16:9 tablet now being thinner vertically, but maintains a 4:3 screen.
     
  9. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    Jesus H. The new iPad air is actually SHORTER than the previous models. It just looks taller because the left and right bezels are not as wide. Good grief.
     
  10. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 601

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    1.2mm shorter. 16.2mm less wide. It looks too tall.
     
  11. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Its an optical illusion.
     
  12. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    So I guess you think the mini and the iPhone and the iPod touch looks too tall? The new iPad air fits perfectly with the new design language. Not sure what your issue is especially since you haven't even used it yet. The wider bezels for landscape make perfect sense. Otherwise you would be complaining that you are always accidentally hitting the screen with your thumbs.
     
  13. macduke macrumors 604

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    In two years, they will probably reduce the top and bottom bezel by quite a bit, and the sides slightly, while making it 1mm thinner. Two years later, they might make it full edge-to-edge (with better accidental touch recognition), along with a camera and fingerprint scanner integrated under the LCD (I believe they have patents on that). Perhaps you just touch any of your fingers to the screen and it instantly unlocks? Two years after that it might be flexible, though that may be pushing it.
     
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    And a few years after that you will have the iPad Lens, a contact lens you put on and it reads your hand gestures and displays images directly into your retina. If you thought people talking to themselves on bluetooth earpieces looked weird, wait till you see iPad Lens users.... :rolleyes:
     
  15. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 601

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    Chill dude... Are you Jony Ive? In my opinion it looks too tall. It's ok to have an opinion you know. I'd have liked them to shave a few more mm from the top and bottom to keep the proportions. Actually I do think the iPhone 5 looks too tall and I own one.
     
  16. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Couldn't you could come up with something better to complain about ?
     
  17. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    The ultimate Retina display!
     
  18. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 601

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    Probably, but this wasn't a complaint, it was an opinion.
     
  19. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    Theyll look like crAzy people.:)
     
  20. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

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    Buy a ipad mini instead.:rolleyes:
     
  21. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 601

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    Oh I'll probably buy both.
     
  22. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but… it also isn't the right shade of grey. People will laugh at me if I hold it.
     
  23. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    Use it in Landscape mode, oh hang on will it be too WIDE then lol.
     
  24. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 601

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    Actually it will be 1.2mm less wide than the current iPad.
     
  25. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Why does this matter?

    The iPad shrank in height and width, but the screen remains exactly the same size.
     

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