Landscape or portrait?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HiFiGuy528, Jul 5, 2010.

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Portrait or landscape

Poll closed Nov 2, 2010.
  1. Portrait

    35 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. Landscape

    73 vote(s)
    67.6%
  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    Which position do you use your iPad most? I like portrait most, but I do wish the rotation switch was software because I don't like hardware switches.
     
  2. Rclewen macrumors newbie

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    I use landscape most of the time. I guess I'm just used to that format from PC screens.
     
  3. Baschdi616 macrumors newbie

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    I use it 95% of the time in landscape. I don't like portrait.
     
  4. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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  5. courboy macrumors regular

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    Only had this a few days but so far I would say 98% in landscape. I think a lot of that is because it's easier to type on though.
     
  6. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    Depends on which app I'm using, but 50/50. I don't really have a preference.
     
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I agree with Mad Kiwi it depends on what app I'm running.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it largely depends on the app i'm using, but any sort of reading, Portrait. iBooks, Reeder, etc.

    apps like Things, Pulse, and games i tend to use more in Landscape.
     
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    When I read news on Pulse, it's landscape. Most games are landscape and websites in either portrait or landscape.
     
  10. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I find portait to be more comfortable to hold with one hand.
     
  11. JohnSFO macrumors regular

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    I'm definitely a portrait guy. So much so that I locked the rotation switch so that landscape wasn't forced upon me after a gentle tilt. It's fine though if an app calls for landscape. Well I guess it better be if it doesn't work in portrait! :p

    My friend got an iPad the other day and brought it over to compare notes. I noticed right off the bat that he preferred landscape mode. I suggested he try the other orientation, but within a few minutes he had it back the way he felt comfortable with.
     
  12. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    I prefer landscape...it just feels more natural to me.
     
  13. Surely Guest

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    Portrait....... more info on the screen at the same time, especially while browsing. Plus, I've become quite a pro at typing with my thumbs while holding the iPad with my hands.
     
  14. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe how much landscape is winning. To be fair, I've switched to landscape right now for the fuller keyboard, but I default to portrait. I guess its because I mostly do reading on the iPad - web, books, comics. Isn't the portrait orientation one of the USPs of the iPad?
     
  15. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I keep it locked in landscape with the home button on the left about 95% of the time. Though I'm not 100% sure why I don't have the home button on the right...
     
  16. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Locked in portrait for everything except the video app
     
  17. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    I mostly use landscape because the stand on my case holds it in a landscape position. It is also better for reading books and watching movies and typing I think. Occasionally I will switch to portrait mode but I would say at least 80% of the time I use it in landscape.
     
  18. Phil Lee macrumors 6502

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    It depends on the app and how I'm sitting etc. I just use it in whichever position is most comfortable or suitable without thinking about portrait or landscape. That's the beauty of the design, it really doesn't matter which way up you have it.

    I do try to make sure the home button is to the right in landscape though, so I don't block the speaker.
     
  19. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    I don't own an iPad, I really want to get one but i think as an iPhone owner it would be the same to me since the screen space is huge anyways
     
  20. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    aw looks like my comment was removed, people are so dry...
     
  21. Carlos E macrumors 6502

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    I thought it funny.
     
  22. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    Typing, always landscape. Too hard for me in portrait. I also like to read in landscape, just like a book.

    In fact the only time I portrait is when an app requires it.
     
  23. MacBlackBook22 macrumors 6502

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    Just the second day of having my iPad and so far it's 50/50. No real preference found yet
     
  24. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    reading in landscape (via iBooks) is painful to me. the text is easier to read and flows much nicer in portrait. the same goes for reeder.

    safar its a toss up, depends if you want bigger text or if you want more text on the screen. etc.
     
  25. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Although I voted landscape (well first let me mention that this is a genuine poll rather than those stupid "iPad 2G polls") it truly depends on what I'm using it for. For game play, unless Landscape required, I prefer portrait where as for movies I don't.
     

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