All iPads Would an ipad 9" be the perfect size?

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  1. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey. I have had my mini R now for about a week and I love it! Though sometimes it feels a bit too small. That got me wondering if something between the mini and the air would be the perfect size? So what do you say should Apple make a 9" model? :D
     
  2. mariotr87 macrumors regular

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    Actually I think the current Mini's size is perfect.
     
  3. hologram macrumors 6502

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    No.

    For you, maybe, but people are different and everyone has different needs. There's no such thing as "perfect" for everyone.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    No, I think the current offerings cover most people's needs. I think a 9" tablet would water down the line up too much without providing any discernible benefit
     
  5. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    For me? I'm not sure. I'd need one to try out. The current mini fits easily into my jacket pocket, and is so easy to hold and use. I think another inch and it might not fit as well, but I'm not certain.
     
  6. hologram macrumors 6502

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    Maybe Apple should build a whole line of tablets, starting at 4" (for those who think the iPhone is too big) and increase the size 1/2" for each model, up to 21", so you can buy them like you'd buy a pair of shoes.

    Of course, then you'd have a bunch of unsatisfied people asking for 1/4" sizes in between. :p
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Isn't the iPad Air 9.7 inches? I don't see that there is much difference between the Air and what the OP wants.
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    This got me wondering. Perfect for what? :confused:
     
  9. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    Love it! :D

    What if we had a 9", would Apple still make an 8" and 10"? would we need a new 11"? Too many hard questions, let's focus on what we have ;)
     
  10. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

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    I've actually thought about this too.

    You may think an extra inch or so is no big deal, but it would actually increase the total viewing area of the screen by a noticeable difference. Yet it would be easier to hold in the hand than the current air. And weight wise, would be just a tad bit heavier (1/8 pound?) than the mini.

    I would love to see a 9" ipad! It would be the perfect compromise between the Air and the mini. I would gladly use this and sell my Air.

    However, because the 7.9 amd 9.7 inch versions already exist, there is no way this will see the light of day.
     
  11. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    even if apple make 6-10" ipad, people will still find stupid reasons to complain. would an 7.5" be perfect, would an 8.5" be perfect
     
  12. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, there really isn't much difference. I find the 9.7" iPad just about perfect for weight, handling, and screen size.
     
  13. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    It took long enough to get Apple to build something smaller, I doubt they have any interest in offering further choices. They already think they're confusing the customer. Remember Apple knows best :D
     
  14. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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  15. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

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    In a way the mini size itself is already a compromise as it is bigger than almost all "small tablets"
     
  16. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Lol this thread.

    I think 9.4 would be perfect. 9 is too small, 9.7 basically a brick. 9.4 would be the sweet spot.
     
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  18. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    Considering all the threads we've had on "Which Ipad should I buy?" they might be right.
     
  19. ab2c4 macrumors member

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    I am one of those people that think a 8.7" to 9" ipad would be the perfect size for me.
     
  20. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Apple is coming out with a 12" iPad Air next quarter.
     
  21. hologram macrumors 6502

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    Too big and clunky. 11¾" would be perfect! :p
     
  22. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    Because it's not 12.125" I'll pass.

    12" is just too small ... :eek:
     

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