Apple Phablet

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  1. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Would I be the only one interested in a mini-er iPad mini or a bigger iPhone5?

    I know we don't really know anything for sure on either of these but I would be interested in something like the Note II but with an apple slant.
     
  2. irDigital0l Guest

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    no...

    making a phone call with a 5.5'' device would just look weird...and retarded.
     
  3. dkersten macrumors 6502a

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    There would be a small market for it (i.e. Samsung Galaxy Note market) but not widespread enough for Apple to get involved in.
     
  4. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It could have the same functionality of the iPad instead of the iPhone - and could be closer to 6 inches than 5.

    doesn't have to be the same size as the note 2, just more like that crossed with an ipad mini.

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    Yeah I guess, shame really.

    I think it could be really cool.
     
  5. irDigital0l Guest

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    Hmm...

    honestly then Apple should just make the iPad mini 7 inch and not 7.85 inch.
     
  6. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I still see 7.85" as being to big - and 6-7" might be more different from the ip5 and ipad mini.

    I guess it would be like a really big iPod touch functionality wise - then you could have cellular options too.
     
  7. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    We're seeing loads of iPhone parts + rumours, why nothing on the iPad mini front?
     
  8. irDigital0l Guest

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    because its the 1st generation.

    just like 1st gen iPhone and iPad
     
  9. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    While that fits, why should it be that way?
     
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    Because we don't know what we're looking for. There's no older model to compare to.
     
  11. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Apple doesn't make products that combine two different usages, they want you to buy more than one product. It's really not something they would get involved in.

    You would just have to get both.
     
  12. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i guess it might end up this way but still not sure i agree with you.

    iPod + iPhone = iPod touch (apps and music, but no cellular)
     
  13. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean? Where would be the benefit in Apple releasing something like the Galaxy Note?

    I for one can't wait for the iPad Mini, but I wouldn't want something in between.
     
  14. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    basically i'm asking for the iPad mini to be smaller than 7.85 or the iPhone five to have a larger model/option.

    I also understand that this is highly unlikely.
     
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    It seems unlikely that apple's going to make products that look stupid when you talk on them. Obviously, samsung doesn't care, but apple does.

    Maybe it'd work if they made the back of the phone look like a shoe? :rolleyes:
     
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    A apple shoe phone now that is something I would line up to buy:D
     
  17. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, hopefully.
     
  18. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good point.
     
  19. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    I just moved to Korea and so many people have phablets. I keep seeing people with giant giant giant phones and I'm like what is wrong with you.
     
  20. BuckeyeMac macrumors 6502

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    I would love me an Apple Phablet....bring it on Apple :D
     
  21. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    While I know I could use a BT headset to avoid holding a massive phone up to my ear, I just don't want a phone that large.
     
  22. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I think an iPad with cell phone capabilities would be nice. One less device to manage. My recommendation would be that it would only be usable in speakerphone, Bluetooth headset, or wired headset modes.
     
  23. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This is another iDea.
     
  24. appswipe macrumors 6502

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    Id gladly buy a 5+" iPhone. I barely make phone calls and Im not a sensitive tweenage girl so I don't care how silly it looks because in the end it would be a very functional and useful piece of tech that would increase my ability to be productive and enjoy my downtime.
     
  25. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm glad you see it that way, I think it would be an interesting idea to try out, apple can afford to give it a go.
     

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