I think the direction of this thread is when folks hold the tablet up in the air, camera style. With that use, the large size of the tablet, held end to end to take a photo (like holding up a small newspaper), may easily block the view of a person behind the tablet holder. When in your handbag, like a camera bag, (or any other bag close to your person), it will not block the view of anyone. And when used away from others, like maybe sitting on a bench or in your resort room, doing facetime, checking DR's, menus, ets, it is not going to block others' view. However, when held up to take photos, the table t can easily block the view of others behind you. Taking photos is the problem.