Does anyone feel like their iPhone is tiny after using the iPad for a while?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Iphoneness, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Iphoneness macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    After using my iPad for a good hour or so, I went back to text a friend on my iPhone and it just felt so small!

    What do you think?
  2. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    Haha. I was thinking the same thing. I iphone doesn't feel the same after being with the iPad.
  3. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    My touch IS tiny! that's what I like about it. ie I can stick in a pocket and take it with me. I'm not about to schlepp an iPad around town.
  4. lotusindigo macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2010
    Then it's fortunate you're not getting one. People buy the iPad for the screen space. They got their money's worth and they're happy.
  5. glowrider macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2003
  6. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    I realize that. now go back and re-read why I said I don't want one.
  7. lotusindigo macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2010
    *sigh* I was trying to make my implication without being rude. Nobody cares that you don't want one because it's too big. They got the iPad BECAUSE it is big.
  8. Akash.B macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2010
    And my touch feels slow as well. Ah, love my iPad!!!:D
  9. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    I felt the same way too. I tried using my iPhone and it was like this little dinky thing compared to the lush, bright roomy screen of the iPad. I think I will definitely being using my iPhone a lot less, at least for games and apps. The iPhone still has a place for a truly mobile computing experience though, that and it has a phone!
  10. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I just made a comment to my sister like 30 minutes ago about how my iPhone seems so small now, like the if it was an iPad mini.
  11. atlert macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2010
  12. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    If course u will notice it. The Pad has so much more screen real estate.
  13. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    right. but that doesn't negate the iphone as a great phone, simply because it's smaller. they each have their own purpose and the small form factor of a phone is hardly a detriment to what it is used for. it sounded to me as if the OP were trying for agreement that the iphone is "too" little. ok? peace!!
  14. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    speed is always better--gotta agree with that, if that's the case. my 2nd gen touch could definitely use a speed boost.
  15. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Yes, I felt like a giant when I picked up my iPhone to tap out a text.
  16. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    LOL! (mental image of your hands swelling up like a bad case of edema) :)
  17. unkn0wnsoldier macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2009
    Fountain, Co
    This is funny. I thought maybe I was the only one. My iPhone feels like a cheap plastic toy now. I realized it when I picked it up to respond to a text message.
  18. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    I kind of agree. After using the iPad for a few hours and picking up my iPhone the iPhone screen seems tiny.

    Typing on iPhone is odd now.
  19. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    Hah...I was thinking the exact same thing. The typing seems so small on the iPhone now, it's weird.
  20. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2008
    Denver, Co
    Totslly agree. Just went to respond to a text and it felt so weird and cramped.
  21. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    History: the iPhone is actually a small iPad

    According to some histories, the original precursor to the iPhone was something called Safari-pad, which was much more like the iPad than a cell phone. They shrunk the iPad/tablet down for the first actual products to get faster market traction with existing iPod and Palm cell phone customers. They split all the controversy into 2 halves (phone & tablet) so as not to scare investors, and to get twice the free PR from all the hype.

    The iPad is the real product.
  22. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2007
    New Jersey
  23. sesnir macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2008
    Count me in lol... but I can type faster on the iPhone so there's a good side to being so tiny.

    I think what does it for me is that each iPad app feels like a desktop app. There's efficient use of the extra screen space.

    Then you go to the iPhone and everything is so tightly packed.
  24. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    I just walked over and picked up my touch... and said to the kids, "it's so tiny!"

    LOL, DD is commenting on how fast it is while playing monopoly - her sister is playing on the 3rd gen touch and she is waiting for her to catch up. Yesterday she was complaining about how slow my Dad's 1st gen was - she's not going to be able to use it after a few days with the iPad.

    I wonder what she will think of "her" 2nd gen touch now? LOL!
  25. danlovaj macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009
    Anyone else think their iphone is really small now?

    After using my iPad for a few hours, I pull out my iPhone and it seems tiny now! Now rather then thinking of my ipad as a giant iPhone it is the other way around, the iphone is a tiny version of the iPad. I don't know if i can look at my iPhone the same any more. Lol

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