Ever since I got my ipad mini, i dont use my iphone 5 as much

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Coz of such a small screen on the iphone 5, it's really a pain to use. Now that I got myself an ipad mini, i noticed that i rarely ever used my iphone anymore, other than for text msging and calling... Does anybody experience the same thing?
     
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    I dont have that problem, I have an ipad 3:D
     
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    you can return the mini, and continue to use your iPhone 5. Problem solved.
     
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    Just an idea.
    You could send me one of them. That way you only have the other to use.;)
     
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    Interstella5555

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    What's really crazy is that people have used phones like that for years...
     
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    Jordan921

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    First world problems. This just sucks.
     
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    Are these really the things people think about? How, because of their iPad mini they don't use their i5 as much? Really? Is it really a big deal? If so please explain because I can't understand why it matters how much you use your i5 or mini.
     
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    Its a huge problem because now the iphone 5 is jealous:D
     
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    Samsung SIII is calling.
     
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    mattroman246

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    because your iPad mini is your new toy and you're just excited about it..
     
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    Kind of silly to criticize a phone though for not having a tablet-size screen. But I get your point.

    Funny, starting with the 4, I found myself using my computers much less, and I now do 90% of my Internet on my ip5. I do have work related stuff I need an actual laptop for, but for browsing, email, photos, music etc. the phone does it all in the palm of my hand.

    I'm ok with the 4", I wouldn't be against a bigger screen within reason. 4.3-4.5" would be nice. But I'm selfish, I have huge hands and could still use the phone 1 handed.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    ipad mini has just hit the spot as far as size
     
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    duneriderltr450

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    Yup same thing for me.
     
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    gmanist1000

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    I usually use my iPhone 5 simply because it's so much faster than the Mini. I'll use the Mini when I just want to sit back and relax. When I need things done, I use the iPhone 5.
     
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    Kind of. Although, I still use my iPhone a great deal. I don't bring my iPad absolutely everywhere with me. Like when I'm out with friends at bars, restaurants, movies, festivals, or nights out in the city, I'll obviously leave my iPad at home. It's times like these when ill use my iPhone. But when I'm at school or on the train, or even traveling, it's most likely the iPad I'm using. Laptop and desktop is used for heavy computing tasks when I'm at home, though.
     
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    Prime85

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    Sounds about right, I would do the same if I got a tablet but I would probably go with the full sized ipad instead of the mini. Everything has its place. You won't carry the mini in your pocket wherever you go unless you have those jynco pants from the 90's.

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    That's what iPads are for. Smartphones were never and still aren't meant for hardcore web browsing. Even on phones like the S3 and note. Personally the normal ipad would be the perfect size for web browsing for me.
     
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    Or even light browsing. That's why the whole idea of apps was created in the first place: because the browser experience on a phone sucks.
     
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    Sedrick

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    This is exactly what I found after buying the iPad2 and exactly what Apple was hoping we would do (buy their larger product and stop bitching about how small the screen is on the iPhone).
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Wait, you use your iPhone for calls now? ****ing weird!
     
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    Beeplance

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    I don't even know the reason why people create threads like this, telling us about the difference in their usage of devices.
     
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    lulla01

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    I use my mini at home and my iPhone 5 when I travel
     
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    GeorgieAcevedo

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    Retuned my mini, hated that screen. I sorta miss it.
     
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    if only iphone has a 4.5~4.8" screen.... i wont need my mini ipad at all...
     
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    You will be waiting at least 5 years, if ever.
     
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    For this reason I may forego the iPhone this time around.

    What a disappointment the iPhone 5 screen is, for me as well as others.

    My iPhone 4 is due to be replaced. It is in Text/Internet/Email Only because of an ongoing problem with the mic. I don't know what I will do at this point.

    I actually went to check out the Samsung Galazy SIII and next to it they had a Note II.

    Now that is a screen I could live with.

    If only Apple would make the iPad mini a tad smaller and put a cell phone in it!

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    Apple will continue to see customers move on to something a little bigger if they don't do something sooner.

    I'm not the only one not liking the tiny screen!

    It was OK in the beginning when everyone else was pretty much the same size, but now there are more user friendly options out there.


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