1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    As stated in the title, if Apple were to create an iPhone with a 5.5" display like some have stated that it would, could it interfere with the sale of the iPad Mini?
    04-27-2014 05:54 PM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I have a .5 display less now with my 5S and my mini retina and cannot possibly see how it could interfere in any way. I would buy a 5.5" display if it warranted it and I needed it but wound never put away my mini for it. There is way too much I could do with the mini and how some apps are optimized for iPad that never would come close to a 5.5" ...My opinion!
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    04-27-2014 06:02 PM
  3. smelton3's Avatar
    Never been a Mini owner, however an iPhone that large would have me seriously thinking if I need to continue purchasing both an iPhone and iPad. I could see myself being content with just an iPhone for more of the tasks I often use on the iPad.
    My wallet will appreciate the savings, too.


    Sent from my AT&T LTE iPad Air. White in color of course. Or my iPhone 5s. Gold of course.
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    04-27-2014 06:52 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I could see myself just using that iPhone much much more than my Mini and just ridding myself of the Mini I already have. If I was someone buying that iPhone having owned/not owned a Mini but solely using the phone, I could probably just live with that. This is, of course, very subjective to what people use their iPad Minis for. I've done a lot less in productivity on my Mini because of the purchase of a MacBook.
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    04-28-2014 08:27 PM
  5. rellyrellz's Avatar
    I think people with like my self a 5.5" device would be a good compliment for my iPad Air. Those who feel a 5.5" phone is to big for a phone the iPad mini could be a good send device for whatever they need it for. I think it will eat into the iPad mini sales but not like the iPad mini did the bigger iPad.
    04-28-2014 10:33 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    I agree a 5.5 might have to be my all in one vs having a ipad and a iPhone .. I would then make sure I had the biggest storage option they make


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    04-28-2014 10:38 PM
  7. melbsteve's Avatar
    As stated in the title, if Apple were to create an iPhone with a 5.5" display like some have stated that it would, could it interfere with the sale of the iPad Mini?
    sounds plausible to me. From my perspective though it's the iPad Mini screen size interfering with the purchase of a 5.5" iPhone. I love the size of my Mini, and to me it's the ideal size a TABLET should have. Since I like to use my iPad whenever I can, I am not at all poised to add an iPhone to it that's almost as big. At home I would still grab the iPad for entertainment, and on the go I would be annoyed having to carry around a bloody TV in my pocket.
    04-29-2014 12:03 AM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    Don't have the mini, but I have the 4 and I basically only put down to charge. Which is one reason I really don't have a need for a bigger screen.
    But I can see it interfering with sales on the mini.
    04-29-2014 12:10 AM
  9. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Maybe, but no ... simply because not everyone wants a 5.5 inch phone, but do want a 7 inch iPad mini ...
    04-29-2014 12:01 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Maybe, but no ... simply because not everyone wants a 5.5 inch phone, but do want a 7 inch iPad mini ...
    Which is why, I think, if Apple ever came out with an iPhone that big, they'd offer basically the same phone spec-wise with a smaller screen.
    04-29-2014 01:59 PM
  11. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Which is why, I think, if Apple ever came out with an iPhone that big, they'd offer basically the same phone spec-wise with a smaller screen.
    Are we on the same page? I believe if a bigger phone is offered it still won't affect the iPad mini sales much, because that market is for people who don't want to carry around a cookie sheet sized phone, but at the end of the day want something bigger for browsing, games, e-books ... ect ... ect ...
    04-29-2014 04:19 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Are we on the same page? I believe if a bigger phone is offered it still won't affect the iPad mini sales much, because that market is for people who don't want to carry around a cookie sheet sized phone, but at the end of the day want something bigger for browsing, games, e-books ... ect ... ect ...
    Yes, we are. I was being Devil's Advocate for why if a 5.5" iPhone was released that it wouldn't intefere with iPad Mini sales. Because an option for the same phone in a smaller size would be available.
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    04-29-2014 04:30 PM
  13. sau124's Avatar
    Yes and Apple has a history of cannibalizing some of their products for the new ones. I love the company for that... historically, iPod sales have been affected by iPhones and iPad mini took some numbers off the iPad, but I suppose if the company does not risk that it will loose the market to someone else. Again, leave it up to Apple to destroy the market it has built.
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    04-30-2014 08:57 AM
  14. jburke82's Avatar
    I have a .5 display less now with my 5S and my mini retina and cannot possibly see how it could interfere in any way. I would buy a 5.5" display if it warranted it and I needed it but wound never put away my mini for it. There is way too much I could do with the mini and how some apps are optimized for iPad that never would come close to a 5.5" ...My opinion!
    This is a great point....if the iPhone is in fact larger, will the OS be more ipad-like, or stay like the iphone. I how the os is optimized would push people one way or the other.
    04-30-2014 03:36 PM

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