Unlike the full-sized iPad, Apple’s iPad mini comes with thinner bezels in portrait mode.
Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design explains in this iPad mini promo video that they felt strongly that 7.9-inches was exactly the right display size, but it became clear to them that they had to reduce the width of the borders.
But you don’t have to worry about accidentally touching the screen due to the thinner bezel as folks at The Next Web have spotted that Apple has tweaked the iOS to prevent it.
Apple has mentioned the changes it had to make to iOS for the thinner bezel on iPad mini’s design webpage.
Rethinking the screen meant we also had to rethink the software behind it. iPad mini intelligently recognizes whether your thumb is simply resting on the display or whether you’re intentionally interacting with it. It’s the kind of detail you’ll notice — by not noticing it. And it’s a great example of how Apple hardware and software work together to give you the best experience possible.
[via The Next Web]