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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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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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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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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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johnmin Nov 11
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
After 15” ipad, you guys will be asking 21, 27” soon
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Steve Troughton-Smith Nov 11
Replying to @min85da
yes, I want a desktop one too
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A. Llamas Nov 1
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Uh....*Slowly hides schematics for a 17” iPad Pro, under the stack of papers* *Twiddles thumbs whirl whistling*
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Jon Nov 11
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
So many apps still don’t properly take advantage of the iPad screen as it is on the 12.9. Apple needs to get rid of the obnoxious looking icons grid layout on the 12.9. I know it supposed to happen in iOS 13, but many are still holding their breath for a dark mode on iOS.
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Thomas (Tom) Vidal Nov 14
I agree that too many apps do not take advantage of the ’s screen size. That’s my biggest complaint with developers: many of them just scale up apps. With most apps, the iPad screen could be used to show more information, provide more tools, or do other interesting things.
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Raf Sarmento Nov 11
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
I found an Instagram account called @futureconversion (they recently did reset their IG) and I talked to them about their “leak” that a 14,7 inches iPad Pro is in the works for 2019... of course it’s just a veeeery long shot rumor, but it seems it makes sense after all.
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Raf Sarmento Nov 11
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
And if the 14,7 number would be correct, maybe it can still fit all the windowing etc as in your 14,9 projection?
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chaki Nov 12
A bigger iPad Pro makes sense for 2019 when the current lineup don’t really need a refresh. All it needs is iOS to make it look brand new and I believe there’s a LOT of computer-like aspects a bigger iOS could improve upon. Touchpad support looks inevitable and so is Thunderbolt.
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2MInT🌍☮🚢🌈❤️ MrUNIMOG Nov 14
The iPad Pro doesn't have a Thunderbolt controller tho. Thunderbolt can't be added via a software update.
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chaki Nov 15
Yeah sorryy I was actually thinking if they'd refresh its hardware somehow the only things left are stuff like: Thunderbolt 3 (but doesnt that require intel?) Some sort of ingress protection Or other minor stuff
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2MInT🌍☮🚢🌈❤️ MrUNIMOG Nov 15
It would need an ARM compatible Thunderbolt controller, but that’s something Apple will need anyway when Macs start moving to in-house SoCs.
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chaki Nov 15
Interesting. Now I'm curious how iOS and ARM handles their version of PCIE lanes
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2MInT🌍☮🚢🌈❤️ MrUNIMOG Nov 15
It seems Apple’s SoCs have included a PCIe bus since at least the A8. They also happen to look for a PCIe integration engineer for future SoC designs right now:
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Dr Doug Nov 13
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
It would be perfect for reading research papers in A4 format size
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Ben Ward Nov 1
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Altered keyboard design on the new iPad?
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