iPad The next 6th gen iPad needs a higher resolution screen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bidwalj, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    I have both the iPad mini retina and the iPad air and holding them side by side it seems like a ton of space is wasted on the bigger screen. I think iOS works the best when icons are about the size of the mini. Apple can easily increase the resolution of the larger iPad to further set it apart. You can fit more on the home screens, view more content, etc. I think rumors were this is the direction apple is headed in. Kind of double minded about keeping the air now. Only thing I'm gaining with the air is just larger items (which is useful, don't get me wrong).
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    that or they need to use the screen real estate more efficiently, fit more content in there.
  3. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    It bothers me that iOS 7 on the iPad is the same as iOS 7 on the iPhone, but blown up. I can't stand the huge translucent dock. It's ridiculously ugly.
  4. Raffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2013
    Icons are just a way into the apps and the resolution is perfect.
  5. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    What's really sad is that just one year ago, Apple execs spent like 10 minutes of the original iPad mini unveiling bashing Android tablets for being just large Android phones. It's hard to believe Apple has so totally lost its way in so little time.
  6. bidwalj thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    I think it's ok on the mini but I agree they can make the larger one a bit nicer. I love the air hardware just wish the experience was more than just everything bigger. I wish it was more content when browsing, more icons on the home screens,etc
  7. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    It's gonna have at least 326 to match the rMini
  8. bidwalj thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    Can they do that for content or is that resolution dependent? I agree they can do more for the home screen.
  9. Mikes2pads macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2012
    The translucent dock is not doing it for me. It's just a parking spot , I know but it could be better thought out. Beside that I do not see what the problem is with homepage real estate. A swipe right is not hard to do.
    Most icons seem as 3 rd grade students drew them up. Need a smarter ,cooler look. More technical or futuristic. I know, it's just an on ramp to an app. Try telling Steve Jobs something like that...lol. ( rip SJ ) miss ya.
  10. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    This is a funny thread. While we are at it, I say, let's do without a screen. Let's have spatial recognition with a holographic display. The iOS devices are bult with readability in mind. By trying to fit more content, via pixel cramming, you're defeating the purpose of readability on Retina screens. The design of iOS is simple but I'm getting lost icons all of the time. There must be a better way of showing possible applications to run without icons floating all over.
  11. Selmir macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2012
    Mini got its ass whooped by Kindle and that new Nexus-tablet in Cnet's review today when it came to the screen. :p

    Despite that, I myself would though never buy a Amdriod-tablet or - god forbid - a Kindle! o_O
  12. patseguin macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    I think it's already good too, but I wouldn't mind seeing 2560 X 1600 like the Nexus 10. As much as I love the Air, increased resolution wouldn't be a bad feature.
  13. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    My thoughts exactly as expressed in another thread. iPad needs its own GUI apart from the iPhone.
  14. identity macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2011
    If you can't handle 4 icons in a row, I don't know what to say. :eek:
  15. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    I agree. One of my gripes with iOS 7 is too much empty space when viewing folders/groups requiring a lot of scrolling through pages of apps.
  16. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    You mean higher resolution, ram, and weight like the HDX 8.9 that costs less? Just sayin.
  17. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    Weren't previous iPad versions of iOS pretty much just blown up versions of iOS on the iPhone? How is iOS 7 really that much different? I think Apple was saying Android tablets are like large phones because of the phone apps not because of the OS.
  18. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    2560x1600 is 16:10, while the iPad Air is 4:3 (2048x1536) (which is much better to me and majority of other people).
  19. YanniDepp macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    The resolution of the iPad is fine. It's the way the user interface is designed on the iPad that's the problem.

    Apple oversimplified iOS 7 and a lot of things don't make good use of the larger iPad screen. For example, folders have a lot of wasted space, and the iOS 5-6 Music app was a lot better. In album view, iOS 6 showed 24 album covers. iOS 7 shows 6 album covers (in landscape).
  20. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    I don't think the majority wants their computer to look technical or futuristic. If you want it however you can jailbreak it.
  21. YanniDepp macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    I wouldn't count on that any more.

    In the past, you could buy a device and think "there'll definitely be a jailbreak out in a few weeks". Not any more: that changed with the Apple TV 3. It's been out for over almost 2 years and still hasn't been jailbroken.

    Apple have really been tightening up iOS devices and iOS itself recently. We still don't have an iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak, and an iOS 7 jailbreak is a long way off.
  22. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    One major difference, pre-iOS 7, was that iPad app folders could hold more apps than folders on the iPhone. iPhone folders held 12 apps, I believe iPad folders held 16. The iPad Dock still holds up to 6 apps, as opposed to the iPhone Dock which only holds 4.

    But to me, the disappointing part of iOS 7 for iPad is that many of the stock apps have turned into blown up iPhone apps. And other Apple apps, such as Find My Friends, also got worse UI on the iPad when they were updated to iOS 7 style. It's like nobody's thinking through how to take advantage of the bigger screen space on the iPad. The single exception is the newly released Apple Store app for the iPad, but that one is a separate iPad app.
  23. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    I agree with the concept of using the real estate more efficiently. I hate the small app folders now. A small folder showing only 9 apps at a time? Having to scroll pages to see more while 3/4 of the screen is just sitting there displaying the wallpaper! That's a significant step backwards.

    I was hoping (and still am) that Apple concentrated on the phone version of the OS to meet their timelines for the new phone and that the next iteration would give us a UI designed for a tablet. Alas it has not happened yet. But they did it with iOS 6 so I'm still hoping Apple will smarten up and do it with iOS 7.

    So as the saying goes, Hope Springs Eternal! And if not for Apple to come through then for a jailbreak with the option.
  24. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    I think the reason for this would be that they concentrated on iOS 7 for the iPhone. It is the flagship after all (and this is quite apparent with how iOS 7 is not very optimised for iPads). I would think that with iOS 8 they'll try to differentiate it, if they don't do it within a couple versions of iOS 7.
  25. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    There should be an option to display larger icons or more icons.

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