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How about an iPad Maxi?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Sickrat, Oct 27, 2012.

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    I am well over the hill, my eyesight is going south, and I could use a 13-15 inch iPad (a Maxi?).
    Actually, I had bought an iPad 2 a year ago, but web browsing strained my eyes too much with a 10' screen, so I handed it down to my niece.
    The point is, I stay online a lot, but rather that sitting at a desk or using a laptop that, with a 9:16 non-pivot screen, is a horrible internet experience, I could lounge on my sofa with a tablet, provided its screen is big enough to be readable.
    No big dpi count is needed, 2048 by 1536 will do nicely. Basically, it could use regular iPad chipset, only with a larger screen and battery.
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    You'll have to ask Apple, but I saw a tablet like this (or what was it a PC?) on a cNet video a few days ago. Ah, it was a Sony AIO PC with a huge touch screen so you could run it using your hands.
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    Moving this to the General Discussion area. You have currently started this thread in the Special Needs Forum for our members and their families to discuss health care related tips, discussions for their health needs.
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    Interesting.

    What are peeps's interests in say a 12 or 13 inch ipad? Considering it would be relatively very thin and light it might sound like a very appealing suggestion, apart from cost maybe.

    I'd personally prefer a 13 inch ipad than a 13 inch mb pro, even tho they'd be 2 different animals
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    G'day sjlewerthy,and I would be standing right behind you, in what, I would suspect might be rather a long line, to have something that you could proudly say "I have an iPad" and then enjoy a nice 13" model on an evening lounging in your arm chair.
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    Nah, that would kill the portability and lap factor for me. I believe the current size of the iPad is just about a perfect blend of size, weight, and portability. On the other hand, anything much smaller than the current iPad is too small for me. I don't get how people can use phones as much as they do but to each their own. If the device gets much bigger than it is now, they'll have to change the name of it to like the imonitor or the iTV. ;)

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    G' day mikey, LOL I know I indicated somewhere it probably would be nice to have a 13" iPad to relax with of an evening. How hilarious is it to have my iPad the size of myTV? I rest my iPad on my err convenient midriff. My TV is a Panasonic 58". Could they bring out a "guilliotine" iPad?
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    Obviously, it's not, for some users. When your presbyopia passes a certain point, you'll want a larger screen, too. I added a bookmarklet to Safari to bump up the font size as required; it's a PITA because it only affects the current page, but it rescues some sites from utter unreadability.

    Imagine how much better the keyboard could be on a 13” screen. Number keys!

    An iPad maxi (surely Apple would pick a less smirk-provoking name!) would not replace a smaller tablet, but might be a better tool for sofa surfers who don't need portability as much as legibility.

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    The ones that currently carry around a 15" laptop?
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    id like to see a 13" and a 15" macpad retina

    with os11 on it.

    :D
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    Agreed. The entire concept of a tablet is based on portability and being able to operate while in ones hands. Anything much bigger than what's out there now kills all of that. Not to mention battery life issues that plague laptops.

    The current iPad is the perfect size, IMO.

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    I think that people who want such a device as a larger iPad haven't thought about such things as the cost, weight, and battery life. Such a tablet would weigh several pounds and would be quite impractical in use.
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    Ummm yeah I don't think I would like to tell all my buddies that now I have a maxi pad!
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    but you guys are all thinking of yourselves and not the general population. We can all do that. i certainly would LOVE a 13 or 15 inch ipad! would suit me personally down to the ground. you cant (and i cant) tell someone else thats impracticable! An A3 sized ipad would be an instant winner for me. i hate laptops, but love tablets, especially working as a graphics designer.

    and yes, costs and weight and battery life would be effected, but heck, these things would all be refined and cheapened over a short time of course. look how all apple's other hardwares evolve.

    but it's Apple's call, and yep, it probably wont happen, but if it did, i'm sure they'd obviously sell a billion as usual. the option would be nice.
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    Many would buy it anyway just because they had to have it.
    It doesn't matter what Apple puts out. Just if they do people will buy
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    Yup, i've no doubt in my mind it'll be an instant financial success, be it a good or bad device.
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    I doubt Apple will make one anytime soon, but I'd consider buying, because I can afford multiple tablets and wouldn't mind a bigger screen for at-home use. With a bigger screen, I'd probably keep it in a stand by my easy chair, rather than tote it around.

    For some users, especially those homebound and/or with physical or visual limitations, a bigger screen might be a godsend. Some people, including seniors, have eyesight probs, or probs with hitting smallish buttons, so a bigger screen could help. They could make an AARP model, lol.

    So I can see a market for a larger iPad, but it's probably too small to draw Apple's interest at this point. Once tablets are more widespread, I expect we will see bigger screens down the road -- if not from Apple, then from other makers.
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    lmao. i nearly spat juice through my nose all over my brand new ipad mini :|
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    Right. I always felt that the ten inch screen is a perfect combination of size and weight. Very easy to bring with you and carry along but is large enough to provide a fairly immersive experience. I'm sure they wrestled with a few different sizes and settled on what they did with ergonomics being key. Battery life does go down exponentially with larger and larger screens, lots of pixels to light.

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