iPad mini What's an iPad mini feel like, you ask?? (screenshots)

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  1. monaarts, Oct 30, 2012
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    monaarts macrumors 65816

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    I have been trying to determine how small the iPad mini is to see if I think I will be okay with it. To give you all an idea, I created images that I loaded on the photo app on my regular iPad to get an idea of the size. Works pretty well, so I thought I would share them for those who have similar worries. :)

    So just save them all to your iPad photo's and load it up. :)
     

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  2. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    I determined that, according to Apple's specs, the overall size of the unit should approximate a DVD case.
     
  3. monaarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And it is... but that really doesn't give you the feel for what everything on the screen will look like. These do! :D
     
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  5. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    True, but I think one post and a handful of images would suffice. A bit overkill here.
     
  6. monaarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am only able to post 5 images per post... If a mod could merge them all into 1 that would be great.
     
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    Thanks, I have been wondering what the landscape keyboard would be like. Seems like it should still be usable for me with three fingers per hand versus four on a normal keyboard (On iPad I went back and forth because my pinky was just on the verge of fitting, but the keys felt too wide to stretch my ring finger to get the outside keys.
     
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    Wow this is crazy.. Really helpful, thanks for all the pics
     
  9. Techwriter macrumors regular

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    I appreciate the time you took to do this. I hope the iBooks app works well in landscape mode as it does on the regular iPad. The two page view is nice as it better mimics an actual book.
     
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    Thank you so much for posting these images. I have been wondering what size the screen would be and how the apps would work. Typing will definitely be hunt and peck, but that is pretty much what I do on my iPad 1 now. Thanks again.
     
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    Very helpful! Thanks for taking the time to post them.

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    The phrase no good deed goes unpunished comes to mind when I read you post :mad:
     
  14. lkw15 macrumors newbie

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    Agreed - very helpful. Thanks so much for posting the pics!
     
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    Keyboard to approx. scale

    Excellent thread. I took the one that shows the landscape keyboard and laid it on a rounded rectangle measured to the exact size of the mini. For those wondering about what a landscape keyboard on screen would look like, this should be a pretty good representation.

    It's a PDF. Download. Print. Cut it out and it should be very close to the real thing in terms of size in hand and keyboard size on screen.
     

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    That's awesome!

    Can you do me a huge favor and do this image of a random page from a textbook?

    Tables
    Page
     
  18. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    Or you can do what I did. I took a blank piece of white computer paper. Found the dimensions for the iPad mini and the Nexus 7 online. Then I marked the dimensions (except for thickness obviously) and then folded to get the height and width of each device. This was just to get a general feel for the devices.

    Then I went and tried to see which of my coat pockets the two devices would fit in comfortably. :p
     
  19. monaarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would but those links arent working... if you want to upload as an image or email them to me, I will make them. My email is monaarts@gmail.com
     
  20. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    It's not the same proportions as viewing these photos in the photos app on iPad 3 is it?
     
  21. monaarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Should be as long as it is full screen still.. The iPad 3 should just double up the pixels, making it the same size. :)
     
  22. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Thanks.

    Dang that thing is small!

    I think for movie watching, it'd be a serious downgrade.

    For casual tasks, I guess the small size would be nice to just toss in one's book bag/purse.

    [​IMG]

    (ignore the horribly exposed home screen, if I got it exposed correctly, you wouldn't see the physical iPad)
     
  23. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    If you think that's small imagine the other 7" tablets

    I think apple did it right by making it 7.9"
     
  24. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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    It is just about the size of a DVD case. It may look small to someone accustomed to an iPad but it looks big for those accustomed to iPods & iPhones. Instead of viewing it as smaller iPad, consider it a bigger iPod (with cellular options). Maybe Apple should have called it iPod Maxi instead of iPad Mini?;)
     
  25. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Just got my mini case in. The size is definitely smaller than I was expecting. This isn't a bad thing, but I am glad I will still have my iPad 1 for things that just don't work best on the mini (like watching videos).
     

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