iPad mini Not sayin' that the Mini is too big...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by matneh, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. matneh, Nov 12, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 12, 2012

    matneh macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2008
    ...but I feel there is enough room for 1 more device size in between the Mini and the Touch 5. Anybody else?
  2. NiKeZz macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2010
    Topeka, Kansas
  3. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    If you compared the iPod Nano with the iPad Mini you'd discover the iPod Touch is the quintessential perfect iDevice.
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
  5. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Funny how huge the mini looks compared to the iPod Touch..but to tell you the truth..no, not really.

    What benefit would a in-between device have? Touch has pocket-ability and the Mini has portability.

    While options are always nice I think Apple excels in the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) department.

    Heck I think Apple has made a mess of the iOS line-up this year by keeping the iPT 4G around, iPad 2 around and using an older processor for the majority of the line up this year (iPT 5G, iPad Mini, iPad 2).
  6. cang87, Nov 12, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012

    cang87 macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2012
    What do you think about;

    ...but I feel there is more than enough room for 10 more device size in between the iPod Shuffle and the Touch 5. AnyTHING ELSE?!!!
  7. mikeoui macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    Québec City, QC, Canada
  8. matneh thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2008
  9. atthecross macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
  10. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Hahaha, first thing I thought of ... my favorite bit:

    "The Mini Mega Micro Max, at 8.4 inches, it's actually the same size at the Mini Mega ... whoops ..." :D

    At any rate, another drop is size would start reducing things like touch targets down to less than the minimum prescribed by the HID guidelines, etc. I think they're groovy with the pocket device and ultra portable device (and not semi-pocketable or whatever :) )
  11. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
  12. MacDarcy macrumors 65816

    Jul 21, 2011
    The iPod maxi? Or the ipad ultra mini? Lol. Personally I don't see the point. The iPad mini is actually pocketable. Maybe not front pocket...but back(I tried) and certainly cargo pants or coat jacket pocketable.

    I doubt that Apple will do this tho. Maybe the next iPhone will see a slight widening new design? But personally I think the current line up is good enough. As another poster said, Apple is best when it keeps things simple.
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. Apple doesn't need to shoehorn a device between 4" and 7.9".
  14. richy d macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2011
    definitely no need for an inbetween sized tablet or phablet or whatever
  15. astral125 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2011
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    For a tablet in-between the mini and touch, they could expand iPhone apps instead of shrinking iPad apps. Personally, I think I wouldn't mind a 5-6 inch iOS tablet. But if such a device existed, I'd probably get rid of my iPhone, and use that as my "phone."
  17. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    There should be a whole lineup in 1/4 inch increments...

    ...all with different resolutions.
  18. chleuasme, Nov 12, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012

    chleuasme macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    had that idea last summer, too ...


    but it looks like i'm not really good at predictions, so ...
  19. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Hmm, that's actually pretty interesting .. big Touch/iPhone vs. smaller iPad/Mini. Go 16:9 ratio? At something like 5.5" the iPhone 5 res would be ~237 PPI.

    Mega Mini Ultra Micro?
  20. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  21. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    What would a device in-between be? An iPad or an iPod (or iPhone?)

    If you make the iPad Mini smaller you run into a new problem - iPad apps will have touch targets (buttons) that are too small. Apple recommends 44 pixels for a button (non-retina) and they based that off of the original iPhone. The Mini works because it has the same DPI, so the buttons are the same physical size as on the iPhone.

    Making an even smaller iPad would require a new resolution and updates to every iPad app for the in-between size. Unless it just ran iPhone apps, in which case I don't really see the point.
  22. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Not really as I've come from using 7" android tablets. The size and weight of the Mini is perfect. I think Apple has trumped the smaller android tablets with this form factor to tell the truth.
  23. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009

    WTF? No.
  24. macrat macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2003
  25. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Wow, Ipad mini screen supposed to be only twice as wide diagonally, no?

    This pic, it seems more.

    Regarding your wish, dont worry and Cook will grant you soon. Under him, anything is possible even if it would result in Apple not leading the market anymore. Actually, Ipad mini already make apple a follower instead of leader.

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