According to network sources, in the spring Apple will introduce three new iPad models. In addition to the usual versions of tablet computers with screen sizes of 12.9 and 9.7 inches, this year will also release a radically new version with a 10.5-inch display “edge to edge”. For some reason, Apple chose a diagonal?
The explanation proposed by the co-founder of Studio Neat, Dan Provost, who summed up the mathematical:
“When in September 2015 Phil Schiller announced a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, he explained the choice of the diagonal, showing an animation, from which it followed that the width fits the new iPad screen size 9.7-inch iPad in height.
This allows in a horizontal orientation on the iPad to open two Windows apps next to each other. Now imagine that Apple will do the same thing, but with the iPad mini”.
As pointed out Provost, 10.5-inch iPad, in fact, will be a mini-version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that will allow you to run two full-fledged apps in one screen.
“The numbers add up perfectly. New 10.5-inch iPad will have the same resolution that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2732 x 2048), but will retain the density of pixels per inch at the level of the iPad mini (326 ppi is 264 ppi). A few clicks on the calculator and we get a display with a diagonal of 10.5 inches (up 10.47″, to be exact, although not one of the screens Apple is not exactly as advertised). From the point of view of physical dimensions, width 10.5-inch screen of the new iPad will match the height of the screen iPad mini”.
It is known that the upcoming announcement of a 10.5-inch iPad in size will correspond to the current 9.7 inch iPad Pro, but it will get the display “edge to edge” and get rid of the Home button. What is the goal in this case is pursuing Apple – change plays a purely aesthetic role, or has some practical value – and the plans to replace the Home button (a virtual button or additional gestures), is unknown.
In addition to frameless iPad Pro, as mentioned, expected to debut an updated iPad with a diagonal of the display 9.7 and 12.9 inches. All three new tablet will get four microphones and will retain the 3.5 mm Jack for headphones.