Will an iPad Mini be too big?

cnguyen0320

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The Nexus 7 is just barely small enough to hold in one hand for people with small hands (like many women). With a bigger screen of 7.85, will the iPad Mini be too big to hold in one hand? Especially with a very small bevel (rumor has it that it'll be like the iPhone side bevel) you wouldn't be able to hold it with your thumb on the bevel. I want to buy my mom a small device but I need to know if the iPad Mini will be graspable with one hand.
 

AppleDApp

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What and see if Apple releases such a device. If so check the dimensions. Until then Keep calm and carry on.
 

gorskiegangsta

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The Nexus 7 is just barely small enough to hold in one hand for people with small hands (like many women). With a bigger screen of 7.85, will the iPad Mini be too big to hold in one hand? Especially with a very small bevel (rumor has it that it'll be like the iPhone side bevel) you wouldn't be able to hold it with your thumb on the bevel. I want to buy my mom a small device but I need to know if the iPad Mini will be graspable with one hand.
Won't be sure until the darn thing is actually released, but if the bezel size is uniform all around as the regular iPad, then I guess not.



If, however, the side bezel size is slimmed down (alike to iPhone and iPod Touch) as outlined in recent rumors, then you may very well be able to hold it in one hand, assuming you can already grasp a 7" tablet in one hand.
 
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ActionableMango

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You are asking the Internet if a rumored device with secret dimensions will be small enough to be graspable by an unknown person?

Well you came to the right place then! I can definitively say yes. :p
 

TheWheelMan

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If you make this rumored device much smaller, don't you have an iPod Touch? I mean seriously, if you can hold it in one hand, it's not going to be very much bigger, is it? And in that case, why call it an iPad Mini? Why not call it an iPod Touch Max?
 

boomhower

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If you make this rumored device much smaller, don't you have an iPod Touch? I mean seriously, if you can hold it in one hand, it's not going to be very much bigger, is it? And in that case, why call it an iPad Mini? Why not call it an iPod Touch Max?
I agree. If it goes two small it defeats the point. I'm guessing it'll be roughly the same size as the Nexus 7. To get an extra .85" in screen size only increases the size of the tablet by a tiny amount.
 

wolfpackfan

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At first, I was very excited about the possibility of an iPad mini but the more I've thought about it, I'm not too sure that it wouldn't be too small. I've played around with my wife's Nook Color running various apps as well as browsing the web and I'm finding a big difference in usability between it and my iPad 1. I notice this especially in browsing the web. Using my wife's Nook is a lot less satisfactory for web browsing than my iPad. About the only thing I like better on the Nook is reading eBooks. The smaller size and ease of holding is a lot better on the Nook. So I guess right now, I'm just going to wait and see. I know I will not order a mini until I've had a chance to compare it side by side with my iPad 1. As much as I need an upgraded iPad, I will probably just wait and upgrade my iPad 1 with the release of the next full size iPad.
 

jmpnop

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If you make this rumored device much smaller, don't you have an iPod Touch? I mean seriously, if you can hold it in one hand, it's not going to be very much bigger, is it? And in that case, why call it an iPad Mini? Why not call it an iPod Touch Max?
The rumored screen size of the iPad mini is 7.85" which is definitely not small. They're just cutting down the bezel, not the screen size.
 

mcman77

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The Nexus 7 is just barely small enough to hold in one hand for people with small hands (like many women).
Nexus 7 just about fits into a jean back pocket :)

Good size, very good size, and since it has such a high resolution it renders most webpages fine to fit on page.

I hope this iPad mini will have a high resolution too... but doubt it.
 

BFizzzle

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Nexus 7 just about fits into a jean back pocket :)

Good size, very good size, and since it has such a high resolution it renders most webpages fine to fit on page.

I hope this iPad mini will have a high resolution too... but doubt it.

or more so.
will the ipad mini even be?
 

Glideslope

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The Nexus 7 is just barely small enough to hold in one hand for people with small hands (like many women). With a bigger screen of 7.85, will the iPad Mini be too big to hold in one hand? Especially with a very small bevel (rumor has it that it'll be like the iPhone side bevel) you wouldn't be able to hold it with your thumb on the bevel. I want to buy my mom a small device but I need to know if the iPad Mini will be graspable with one hand.
Depends on your hand. Large and Firm, no problem. Small and Sagging go with a Nexus. :apple:
 

Ddyracer

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I find that when i use my 7 inch tablet i have to hold it with two hands, but others might not need to. Whereas on the iPhone, it's easy to hold it one handed in comparison.
 

i0Nic

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It will be very light, lighter than the Nexus7, so shouldn't be too hard to hold up in one hand. Even if it is a little bigger.

Or, just get her an iPod touch and tell her it's an iPad nano.

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I find that when i use my 7 inch tablet i have to hold it with two hands, but others might not need to. Whereas on the iPhone, it's easy to hold it one handed in comparison.
Well that goes without saying doesn't it? The iPhone is far smaller than your 7 inch tablet, and it's designed for one-handed operation.

It's like saying, I find this rock heavy to carry and it strains my back, but this pebble is no problem.
 

Tomacorno

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Depends on your hand. Large and Firm, no problem. Small and Sagging go with a Nexus. :apple:
It seems like there is some kind of dig in that post, but I can't put my finger on it...

When I get home I am going to measure my pockets. People who say a 7" is pocket sized seem to be exaggerating down to make the size seem more desirable. I do put my phone in my front pocket. Seems to me that the 7" is too big for a front pocket and I would not feel the device was safe from breakage in my back pocket.