Split View iPhone vs iPad UI

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BlackMamba14, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. BlackMamba14 macrumors regular

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    With the 10.5 iPP using iPhone UI instead of iPad UI like the 12.9 what have been people experiences with the 9.7 split view?

    Does the iPhone UI take away from the experience? 12.9 is too big for me but was bummed to hear about the 10.5 UI. Hope it's not a deal breaker.
     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    Ultimately, does it really matter? You've already decided that the 12.9 is too large.

    iPhone UI vs iPad UI is something that is so personal that one's opinion on it doesn't translate so well to another person. For my uses, it DOES make a difference. On the 12.9, it is like having 2 9.7 iPads side-by-side. That is quite helpful for productivity.

    But for content consumption and light usage of multiwindow, then it isn't so bad. If I were to ever get to the point of relegating iPad usage to mobile consumption, I would downsize.
     
  3. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    No one knows how the 10.5 will be but personally my iPad Air 2 is to small for real work, now I'm in school so when I say real work I mean having a research paper open in splitview with either textbook or Safari with it, either way the 2gb of ram is limiting when having Safari with more than 5 tabs tbh. Textbooks are also usually a pain in spliotview because it is cumbersome to click on pictures or view a whole page. All in all I find the 9.7 to cramped and the 10.5 isnt fixing that so well Apple essentially made my desicion for me. Hope this gave you some insight.
     
  4. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    Is this to say that split view on the iPad 10.5, 50/50, Safari will not display the tabbed view?

    The iPad Mini, in an 80/20 split, shows Safari tabbed view in the 80% window. I'm surprised if the 50% split on the 10.5 wouldn't do the same.
     
  5. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Your correct both the Mini and 10.5 inch will do 2 iPhone apps in 50/50 split or one iPad app one iPhone in 80/20 split. I think its stupid
     
  6. BlackMamba14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do think the 12.9 is too big but I'd deal with it if the iPhone UI really hindered my experience.

    I mainly use it for consumption and word processing.
     
  7. rui no onna, Jun 9, 2017
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    rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Resolution I guess. 80/20 split on both 9.7 and mini is 1638*1536. 50/50 on 10.5 is 1112*1668.
     
  8. Maukey macrumors member

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    Ask yourself how much you will use split view and in what scenarios. I have the iPad Pro 9.7 and I'm upgrading to the new 12.9 over the 10.5. Why? Because although my iPad is mainly a consumption device, I use split screen a TON. And my one frustration with the 9.7in screen has been how small each section is in split view. I do a lot of browsing Safari while watching YouTube. I also pay bills and do budget work and can have any combination of Safari, Outlook, Numbers, Notes, Messages, etc open at the same time. The little I've used of the Gen 1 12.9 in Best Buy, the split view is MUCH better. Like a user said above, it's like having 2 9.7s side by side. Personally, 12.9's weight difference is negligible for me. I can still handle it with one hand when needed, and it only takes up a little more room in my backpack.
     
  9. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

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    I'm bummed about this but when I actually backed up and thought about it I didn't really buy this to be a multitasking powerhouse (I'll just use 80/20 if I have to). I was looking for something more mobile that I could easily one hand and use when traveling. My main use is I'm getting into photography it would be awesome to have a super bright wide gamut screen where I could actually do photo editing with touch control and fit a ton of pictures on the thing but not take up a lot of physical space. That's pretty cool to me and this would be a really nice note taking machine at work as well. Then my iPad mini is 3 is getting pretty slow so I could probably just replace it for travel with this for reading music etc. So I guess where I'm at yeah it sucks but honestly if multitasking was a big priority for me I would be looking at the 12.9 regardless of what the 10.5 showed in 50/50 that thing is truly awesome for that purpose. Sucks that we don't get it but I don't think it's a deal breaker for me, really does depend on your usage though and I'm glad people are bringing it up because I had no idea.
     
  10. BlackMamba14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree with you, I have a rMB so I'll continue to use that for major multitasking. When it comes to portability I prefer the 10.5 even if it's not as good in split view.
     

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