new iPad Pro's has thicker bezels than 10.5 and narrower

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  1. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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    This is annoying I compared the 10.5 and the side bezels are a lot thicker, I know they wanted the same size bezels cos of FaceID but it doesn't look as slick at the 10.5
     
  2. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah and the screen is actually more narrow. I use my iPad in landscape 95% of the time so everything will appear smaller.
     

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  3. Rck1984 macrumors regular

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    Even though they’re a little thicker compared to the side bezels of the 10.5, these uniform bezels look a lot better om the new iPad.
     
  4. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I dunno I've looked at both I have and I just think the 10.5 looks slicker and yeah Tina your right its narrower
     
  5. macduke macrumors G4

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    I wondered if it was slightly thicker because it kinda looked that way when I eyeballed it online. They probably couldn't get the other sides to be quite that thin so they wanted it to look even around the whole device. It probably also factored into keeping the battery capacity high enough at this insane level of performance by not shaving off more. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets redesigned with very thin bezels in two generations about three years from now, possibly when they move to a new display technology and have shrunken down the Face ID components. It might be as thin as the iPhone X/S/R. I have a theory that they will also square off the design of the sides of the iPhone X/S/R in the future, remove the 2.5D glass on the outside and make it flush like the iPad, and then remove the notch and stuff the Face ID into that very slim bezel. Gonna be a hell of a challenge but it's gonna look great on both devices sometime in the early 2020s.
     
  6. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I know its annoying, I don't like width being smaller it kinda looks odd
     
  7. Rck1984 macrumors regular

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    Personal preference I suppose
     
  8. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    I’d return it and stick to the 10.5
     
  9. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    You could see this from every video and picture that has been released. Why is this a surprise?
     
  10. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I didn't know I thought the 11" would be same width just taller
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    every YouTuber is acting like the new gestures are exclusive to the new iPads the 10.5 still has same ones and without annoying always on homebar
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    also why is the camera not same as xs, its not that its so thing the xs max etc is thinner that the iPad
     
  11. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    It is actually shorter and wider.

    11-inch iPad Pro
    247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm (9.74 x 7.02 x 0.23 inches)

    10.5 inch
    250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm (9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches)
     
  12. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    we are talking about screen not overall size
     
  13. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Gotcha. The bezels surprised me, I do think it looks cleaner now, just wasn't expecting slightly larger bezels.
     
  14. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    same, I think its a slight step back
     
  15. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    Especially on a device touted as “bezel-less” and with an “edge-to-edge display” :rolleyes:
     
  16. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    exactly, all this for faceid,
     
  17. AceFernalld macrumors 68000

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    Did you seriously create two separate threads on your disdain for the new 11”?
     
  18. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    I just compared my new 12.9” to my old 12.9” and the side bezels are NOT thicker on the new device. If anything they’re slightly thinner.
     
  19. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I said the 11 vs 10.5
     
  20. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    the 12.9 may be the way to go if you need a new iPad this year as the size of it is more manageable than the 12.9s of yesteryears. I agree it is def a edge of bezel to edge of bezel display. My guess (as i do not know this for a fact) is that they saved some $$$ going with the displays they used and given that its a lcd display they couldn't truly make it edge to edge without this big of bezels. Most of the time I am critical of a new apple device that makes radical changes however I sometimes (most of the time) give in and purchase them anyway. craziness.
     
  21. Nipommu macrumors regular

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    aw man damn you OP i was so looking forward for this thing but now i feel less so...is it that much more awkward in terms of the thicker bezels and it being shorter than 10.5? so it doesn't feel as slick? does it feel less good in the hands than 10.5?
     
  22. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    I keep hearing them say “bezeless” display on reviews. I see bezels
     
  23. JOEBETA macrumors member

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    I messed around with the 11 inch Pro and I think I’ll go with the 12.9. The 11 feels like an android tablet (bezel wise). Just my opinion.
     

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