Portrait or Landscape

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rgarjr, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    I know there's already threads about this.. don't wanna bump them. How do you use your iPad mostly?
  2. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    The most sensible way for what I'm doing, perhaps? Does this really need to come up again?

    What's next, "what color shirt do you wear while using your iPad?"
  3. Mindy60 macrumors regular


    Oct 24, 2011
    Houston, TX USA
  4. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    90% landscape, and I hate apps that only run in portrait.
  5. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    If you know there are already threads, why start a new one? Further, what does it matter how I use my iPad? I don't mean to be mean - but these seems like a thread without a use.
  6. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    The poster is practically begging you to be mean. This is a completely useless thread.
  7. db123 macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2011
    I think I can help you:

    1. This is very common and boring thread. Ask yourself can you think of laptop/desktop in portrait mode? Certainly not ! Got your answer right ?:D

    2. However, in some circumstances, portrait mode is useful, for example, some magazines (let's say in zinio) have two-page view which turn into one page in portrait mode with large fonts. But in most cases (for example, web surfing), the fonts become smaller- so portrait mode is cumbersome there!

    3. Some games are always in portrait mode - bowling, hockey etc.
  8. Piggie macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    Just to let you know,

    Many other similar surveys on a variety of forums have always come up with the same answer.

    Landspace mostly.

    It's natural really, human eyes are made for a landscape view, and it's more natural to look at an image that's wider than it is taller.

    We do it in RL ever moment we are awake.
  9. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    Portrait 95% of the time. I work a lot with pdfs and that's their natural orientation.
  10. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I agree with this.
  11. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Portrait 100% of the time unless i'm forced into landscape by an app.
  12. Medium Rare macrumors regular

    Medium Rare

    Feb 17, 2011
    Landscape 100% of the time unless i'm forced into portrait by an app.
  13. Vindicator macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2011
    about 80% in portrait because pdf, magazine, flipboard, instapaper and note apps look better.
    Another important thing is portrait mode feel comfortable to hold, landscape really awkward.

    Also I thing website work great with portrait mode, the article content just take 1/2 to 2/3 horizontal space of a website so it fit in portrait better than landscape. Except for forum view (like this forum) I use landscape mode because I need to see both post content and id name :D
  14. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    I use mine THIS WAY, and you better do the same if you know what is good for you.
  15. iLucas macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2011
    About 50/50 depending on what app im using at the time
  16. db123 macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2011
    I agree with you. But if you use case, you have to mostly use landscape mode unless you buy one with rotating feature and this is helpful when you want to avoid holding - especially when you use your iPad for long.
  17. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    Unless it's a game or movie that works better with landscape, I'm mostly in Portrait mode. More comfy that way, too.
  18. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    There's a reason the Apple logo on the back is in portrait orientation ;-)

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