In order for Apple to get the iPad mini to a thin and light form factor that’s comfortable to hold in one hand, the bezel surrounding the display had to be reduced. If you look carefully, the bezel flanking the left and right side of the iPad mini is half as thin as the bezel on above and below the display. This means there’s less room for your thumbs to grip the iPad mini and part of your thumb will be resting on the display itself. According to Apple’s official iPad mini page, iOS has been tweaked so that “iPad mini intelligently recognizes whether your thumb is simply resting on the display or whether you’re intentionally interacting with it.” Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
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Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).