All iPads Larger iPad? 4:3 or 16:9?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by benji888, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. benji888 macrumors 65816

    benji888

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    Ok, so, I know everyone's attention is on the iPhones now, as Apple is sure to make an iPhone announcement in a couple days but, I've decided to start a new thread, based on nothing but speculation:

    Rumors of 12.9" iPad...nah, this is a disguise for the next-generation MacBook Pro Touchscreen Retina display, to be introduced in late 2015. ...You know iOS & OS X will eventually merge? By the time iOS reaches X (10), they will merge and, perhaps, simply become iOS X. :cool:;)

    Ok, moving on, this is the iPad section...personally, if Apple makes a larger iPad, I think it will be wider, not 4:3 ratio. They will take what they did with iPhones 3.5>4" ... 4:3 to almost 16:9 ratio, then video will fit well on it. Internet use indicates, that a large number of people use the iPad to stream video. So, a larger iPad would be either the same width, extended height, or, what I'm leaning towards: smaller width, out to 11-12" height, as I don't think they'd make it as large as any MacBook screen.

    What do you think Apple will do (not what all geeks want, what Apple will do, from a business perspective)? Will they make a larger 4:3 ratio iPad for textbooks??? Who'd want to carry that around? OR, will they make a slightly narrower but taller iPad close to 16:9 ratio like the iPhone 5?
     
  2. Fondaparinux macrumors member

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    Apple could change the iPhone's screen aspect ratio because every iPhone and iPod touches will have the new screen aspect ratio. To have just one iPad as 16:9 and the rest 4:3 will create fragmentation and developers will hate that.
     
  3. slicecom macrumors 68020

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  4. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    16:9 is a horrible format for any computational device, it is good for TVs/projectors. 16:10 works for laptops/screens and 4:3 is perfect for tablets.
     

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