4:3, A Good Balance

John Gruber:

4:3 is a good balance for a device that’s meant to be used in either orientation.

In iPad 2.0: A More Perfect iPad I explore the idea of an iPad that’s a bit taller (or narrower):

Putting all of this together, a more per fect iPad 2.0 would sport roughly a 10-inch display with a 1.4 aspect ratio. It is just a bit wider in landscape and a little skinnier in portrait than the current iPad and should be better at displaying all three media: documents, photographs, moving pictures while making it easier to touch-type with all ten fingers in land­scape mode.

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