All iPads What's your favorite iPad Design

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sonicrobby, Jul 22, 2013.

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Which is your favorite bezel?

  1. iPad 1

    17 vote(s)
    23.6%
  2. iPad 2/3/4

    14 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. iPad Mini

    41 vote(s)
    56.9%
  1. sonicrobby, Jul 22, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013

    sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Im mostly talking about the iPad's backplate. Which do you like best? Which is most beautiful? which is most practical?

    Im personally fond of the iPad 1 back. While its not really practical, its design to me is the best looking in my opinion. Seems to have the most Apple-esk feel. The iPad mini would be a close second though. Obviously Im not a fan of the tapered edges :p

    What about you?

    iPad 1:
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    iPad 2/3/4:
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    iPad mini/5?:
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  2. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I agree. The iPad 1 closely followed by the mini have the best designs.
     
  3. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    Why not change the title of your post, since it has nothing to do with the bezels, but, instead, the rear of the devices . . .
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    You're looking at it wrong. Turn it over and you will find it's much easier to use.:D
     
  5. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    I like the iPad Mini the best. Then, the original iPad.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    iPad 4 which is the one I'm sporting right now. :cool:
     
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    Thinner and light iPad 1 with retina would be awesome. :apple:
     
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    I honestly like the look of the iPad 1, not for the bezel size, but for the fact that they do not taper it so much and just let the corners be thick. I wish the current iPads were like that.
     
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    iPad mini first, then iPad 2/3/4 then iPad 1.
     
  13. firedept macrumors 603

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    iPad 4 first and then iPad Mini, both in black. I think impressive design.
     
  14. syd430, Aug 2, 2013
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    Probably would help if the iPad 2 in your post didn't look like a fake knock-off and/or someone tried to polish it for half an hour. It reality it looks nowhere near that bad.

    Here's a more realistic photo:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! I tried to find one but had no luck. Modified the OP
     
  16. Markyyy, Aug 2, 2013
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    Markyyy macrumors regular

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    1st Place: iPad mini
    2nd: iPad
    3rd: iPad 2/3/4

    I've only owned an iPad 2. I find it uncomfortable to hold because of its 'sharp' edges. It leaves sore imprints on the insides of my fingers after long uses. I would imagine I wouldn't have this problem with the original iPad, and not with the iPad mini either, partly because of the edge design but also because it's so light.

    As far as appearances go, the iPad mini is still the title holder :). I love this design, which is used also for the iPod touch 5. I really want Apple to use the iPod touch 5 design for the next iPhone!
     
  17. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    The edges of the iPad mini -- its chamfered edges -- are much more sharp than the iPad 2/3/4... In fact, I just bought an iPad 4 after having an iPad mini, and the 4's edges are very smooth, so I'm not quite sure what you mean.
     
  18. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I enjoy _not_ being obsessed with bezel madness :)

    I simply pickup my iPad mini, or iPad 4 and enjoy what I can do with them.

    It's as easy as that.
     
  19. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Its probably because of the weight of the iPad 2 compared to the mini. After long uses of both, the iPad 2 would be putting more pressure on the fingers than the mini would.
     
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  21. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    After using both, I have no such issue -- and I'm even using iPad 4, which is heavier than the 2.
     
  22. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    The comment about the "sharp" edge is a valid one. I've noticed this on other Apple products as well. Back when I used to have a MacBook, it was annoying to need to rest your palms on the abrupt edge on the front. Same thing, but to a lesser extent, on my iPad2. Certainly not a deal-breaker, but unexpected since Apple does such a great job with ergonomics and physical design in general.
     
  23. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

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    I enjoy the design of the iPad mini, with the flat back and chamfer, it matches the iPhone 5 very well. But alas, the iPad 4th gen is good enough for me, the way I use it, it'll last me along time :).
     
  24. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    Design for:
    Looks and overall feeling of quality- iPad 2/3/4
    Utility (i.e., lightness, balance of device)- iPad mini
     

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