Would you wish for a wide-screen iPad?

edited April 16 in Off-topic

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  • No, not even a little bit.

  • In a vacuum of infinite developer time and infinite money, yes. Otherwise, no. I want the days or fewer options back, actually.

  • The last thing I wish for is more screen-dimension fragmentation.

  • I’m on an Air 2, and the 9.7” screen just feels ‘normal’, possibly out of my familiarity with it. The Pro 12.9” for me is just too big; would I turn one down if given one? No. But it’s a bit like sitting with a computer monitor in your lap as your setting parameters in music apps.

    Now, I’ve held a few Pro 10.5” and they felt great. The extra 1/2” plus is certainly noticeable but not so much that it feels too different from the long time 9.7” standard. To change the aspect ratio or widen the screens dimensions would just make it awkward for longtime users.

  • Nope. Only good for movies. Bad for everything else. Bad waste of screen space. Main reason so many cheap pads are widescreen is you can say its 10 inches while its actual total screen size is much smaller that a 9.7 standard.

  • @brambos said:
    The last thing I wish for is more screen-dimension fragmentation.

    Then I shall abandon my dreams of a round iPad.

  • @u0421793 said:

    @brambos said:
    The last thing I wish for is more screen-dimension fragmentation.

    Then I shall abandon my dreams of a round iPad.

    Now that would be great for Patterning! :D

  • edited April 16

    No, the screen size is one of the main reasons I use Ipad.

  • No, that would be a pointless product. What I would like is to be able to Air Play to any TV (even if a dongle had to be bought) with zero latency.

  • I just want better support for split-screen across apps (come on devs, resizable configurations is the future now!). A wide screen iPad would have been even better for split-screen work, but I don't want more device fragmentation.

  • 21:9 please.

  • ...Nah‘ not really. A tablet is better as 4:3 for me.

  • Not at all, 4:3 (or even 16:10) is always a better format for productivity, 16:9 was driven by the needs of the entertainment industry. It does make perfect sense on a phone however, due to the elongated nature of that device.

  • It would be a tall screen in portrait mode.

  • No thanks. I wish they’d just put out a new iPad mini with headphone jack ☺️

  • For music making no, but i wouldnt watch films or play games on my iPads, my Shield K1 is vastly superior for that, horses for courses.

  • For music making no, but i wouldnt watch films or play games on my iPads, my Shield K1 is vastly superior for that, horses for courses.

  • No.
    But some way of extending a second screen to a another iPad, such as an old iPad 2 that's not useful for anything else would be very useful.

  • edited April 18

    @JRSIV said:
    Now, I’ve held a few Pro 10.5” and they felt great. The extra 1/2” plus is certainly noticeable but not so much that it feels too different from the long time 9.7” standard.

    Hopefully, Apple will get rid of the bezels and introduce a 11" or 11.5" iPad at the same size as iPad Air 2 (like they did with iPhone X). That would be a sweet spot for DAW apps and creating mobile music and Cubasis would look really, really cool at that high resolution.

    https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/08/2018-ipad-pro-renders/

  • @MobileMusic said:

    @JRSIV said:
    Now, I’ve held a few Pro 10.5” and they felt great. The extra 1/2” plus is certainly noticeable but not so much that it feels too different from the long time 9.7” standard.

    Hopefully, Apple will get rid of the bezels and introduce a 11" or 11.5" iPad at the same size as iPad Air 2 (like they did with iPhone X). That would be a sweet spot for DAW apps and creating mobile music and Cubasis would look really, really cool at that high resolution.

    https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/08/2018-ipad-pro-renders/

    Kuo: Apple planning 11″ iPad Pro, Mac mini update, 1.57″ & 1.78″ Apple Watch, AirPower for fall

    https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/11/kuo-iphone-ipad-mac-apple-watch-rumors/

  • @MobileMusic said:

    @MobileMusic said:

    @JRSIV said:
    Now, I’ve held a few Pro 10.5” and they felt great. The extra 1/2” plus is certainly noticeable but not so much that it feels too different from the long time 9.7” standard.

    Hopefully, Apple will get rid of the bezels and introduce a 11" or 11.5" iPad at the same size as iPad Air 2 (like they did with iPhone X). That would be a sweet spot for DAW apps and creating mobile music and Cubasis would look really, really cool at that high resolution.

    https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/08/2018-ipad-pro-renders/

    Kuo: Apple planning 11″ iPad Pro, Mac mini update, 1.57″ & 1.78″ Apple Watch, AirPower for fall

    https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/11/kuo-iphone-ipad-mac-apple-watch-rumors/

    Yep, there is an increase of chatter on the new iPad Pro, 11 inch, more ram and ... usb c? Would that really happen?

  • @u0421793 said:

    @brambos said:
    The last thing I wish for is more screen-dimension fragmentation.

    Then I shall abandon my dreams of a round iPad.

    I would like a square one.
    To remove that orientation issues, also for watching images.

  • No, thank you. Not even interested in the large Pro. Air 2 size is perfect for me.

  • @TrevorLlewellyn said:

    @MobileMusic said:

    @MobileMusic said:

    @JRSIV said:
    Now, I’ve held a few Pro 10.5” and they felt great. The extra 1/2” plus is certainly noticeable but not so much that it feels too different from the long time 9.7” standard.

    Hopefully, Apple will get rid of the bezels and introduce a 11" or 11.5" iPad at the same size as iPad Air 2 (like they did with iPhone X). That would be a sweet spot for DAW apps and creating mobile music and Cubasis would look really, really cool at that high resolution.

    https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/08/2018-ipad-pro-renders/

    Kuo: Apple planning 11″ iPad Pro, Mac mini update, 1.57″ & 1.78″ Apple Watch, AirPower for fall

    https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/11/kuo-iphone-ipad-mac-apple-watch-rumors/

    Yep, there is an increase of chatter on the new iPad Pro, 11 inch, more ram and ... usb c? Would that really happen?

    Since 10.5 did not make that much of a difference from 9.7 form factor, 11 inch would be a sweet spot between 9.7 and 12.9 inch. A 11 inch would definitely look a bit bigger than 9.7 inch. Hopefully...

  • Wow, thanks for all the no's! No 12.9 for me... But an 11? Hmmm. Sounds pretty ideal.

  • edited November 8

    iPad Pro 2018 aspect ratios:

    • 11" => 2388 X 1668 (wider screen - not 3:4 anymore - why did I suspect Apple would do something like this?)
    • 12.9" => 2732 X 2048

    The 11" display uses almost the identical tablet size as the previous 10.5" iPad Pro. It has simply enlarged the screen to fill the bits previously taken up by the TouchID button. The 12.9" retains the same 4:3 ratio screen but the 11" display has a slightly longer but not wider screen with a ratio of around 4.3:3.

    https://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/specs/

    Now what? :smiley:

    I'm leaning towards 11" so more content could be seen in Cubasis' track Arranger, Piano Roll, Automation Editor, Keyboard, Mixer, etc. It would also produce wide-screen screen-recorded videos instead of squarish ones in older ratio. Next update of Cubasis is going to have 11" optimization as per Lars:

    https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=183&t=142971

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