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Steve Troughton-Smith
Huh now that's interesting. It turns out that a near-15-inch screen is big enough for Safari on the iPad to be happy with two tabs side-by-side as well as another app. 🤨 I'm sure that's just a happy accident… The OS doesn't need much work to fill that screen res, either
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Steve Troughton-Smith Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
It's very clear that you could go to near 15" without having to redesign iOS. Software-wise, everything basically just works already. A 15" slot in the lineup would match Mac portables, and caters to Apple's profit margins & ever-increasing price points. It makes too much sense
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Zelko Dvorak Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
💯
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Matthew Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
This is the first year I won’t be upgrading due to cost. I can’t imagine what a 15” would run
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Steve Troughton-Smith Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
I think it would be crazy *not* to expand to a larger iPad size as we move towards a shared Marzipan world w/ tabbed windowing, USB-C & more and more pro-level apps. As a product, I think it ticks all the 'should we do this?' boxes and moves into 'when should we do this?' instead
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Sam Sheffer Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
57-inch iPad at 8K let’s goooooo
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Elvin 🏳️‍🌈 Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
The only reason I wouldn't want Apple to do so next year is that I'm getting a 12.9-inch one this year 😅
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Steve Troughton-Smith Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
You could go beyond 15" with iPad, but then you start to need bigger changes to iOS (like a floating keyboard), and current side-by-side sizes become a little ridiculous to have filling the screen height. 15" could be done with iOS as we know it today without things getting weird
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Evil Veeector Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Imagine them prices tho. :p
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Uluroo Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Did some calculations on this yesterday, if you're interested. It wouldn't be too much bigger than the 12.9" model.
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tipoo Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
At that point, it better have a cursor and external hard drive support (conspicuously absent from the USB C data devices supported). In fact, someone came up with an ideal form for a 15" iPad...
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John Ellenich Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
I’d like to see a 24” desktop-class iPad. Crank the A-series chip to the max, let it run many apps as ‘floating’ windows etc.
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Steve Troughton-Smith Oct 31
Replying to @Alticus
'as we know it' is a dangerous qualifier. Will freeform windowing go away? No, I don't think so. Will it look the same as today? No idea, but unlikely on an infinite timescale
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Kontra Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Yeah, why should iPad mobile computing stop at 15" or 30" or 90"?!
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Steve Troughton-Smith Oct 31
Replying to @counternotions
Great input 😛
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Polar Hacker Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Forget 15”. Where’s the 27” iPad Pro?
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Mike Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
I’ve wanted a 20-30 inch iPad that is intended for a desktop ever since the original iPad came out.
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Nate Heagy Oct 31
Gah maybe I should get the 12.9 inch cc
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Shameer Mulji Oct 31
Replying to @vladamiir
Exactly. After Tuesday’s keynote it’s very clear Apple is going after the laptop market with the iPad Pro. To them it represents the future of the laptop.
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Ben Kraus Oct 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
They need to bring back the 17” MacBook Pro first.
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