For a bigger iPhone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by old-wiz, May 1, 2014.

  1. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Couldn't Apple simply rework the iPad mini into a phone? They already can produce them and not have screen issues.

    They talk about people in China being big on phablets. Or simply make all of the iPads phones as well?

    I try to picture someone holding a full size iPad up to their ears to make a phone call, and it sounds weird to me though.

    Just a thought.
     
  2. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I, for one, would like to have an iPad mini capable of making calls strictly for home use as an option to an iPhone. At home, I prefer a laptop or iPad versus an iPhone. It would be so convenient to make the call right there and then, rather than reaching for an iPhone.
     
  3. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Go download an app... there are many apps that allow free calling for phone numbers under wifi.
     
  4. old-wiz thread starter macrumors G3

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    While that is true, I was thinking in terms of a true phone, with full phone radios and equipment.
     
  5. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Adding this tech would require a major redesign for the internals. Every millimeter of the iPads are currently used. The big reasons iPod touches could be so thin over 2 years ago was due to the fact it wasn't a phone.
     
  6. goobot macrumors 603

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    Just buy a cellular iPad.
     
  7. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I think they are building up the ipod touch, but in a sense the ipad mini is just a larger ipod touch.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The cellular iPad isn't a phone; it only has data capabilities without extra 3rd party apps.
     
  9. goobot macrumors 603

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    Yes, and he was relying to someone about 3rd party apps.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G4

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    People (generally speaking) that want a bigger iPhone want an addition .5" - 1.5" bigger then its current size and even at that a lot of people are up in arms about it. The Mini is 4" bigger then the current iPhone :eek:...

    You picturing something like that sounds weird because nothing like that exist therefore it IS weird... :D
     
  11. ricosuave macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the cell iPad with the skype app? I wonder if anybody has done that.
     
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    I am sure that Apple COULD reinvent the mini into a phone but I doubt that will happen.

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    That does not make it a phone, you would still need an app.
     
  13. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Who would want to actually use the iPad mini as your phone? Can't exactly slip in and out of your pocket with ease, not to mention using it on the go.
     
  14. goobot macrumors 603

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    Read the post I quoted before replying to mine.
     
  15. zipa macrumors 65816

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    I did use the first 7" Galaxy Tab as a phone occasionally, and I did see a few people who did that as well. And this was back when nobody had even thought of the word "phablet".
     
  16. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Yeah Yeah Yeah lets make 7.9 inch phones. Then the next year come out with a 9.7 inch phone. Cuz HUGE phones sell so well... Im already thinking that a 4.7 will be a bit unfriendly with pockets.

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    Nobody wants/needs a iPad as a phone. At that point why not just have one of those old brick cell phones?
     
  17. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Yes Sir!

    Just did not get down a few more posts to your next post!

    I beg you for forgiveness!:p
     
  18. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I make calls with my iPad all the time, but through one of many apps and never while holding it up to my head.
     
  19. goobot macrumors 603

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    It's ok :p
     
  20. adam.brydon1 macrumors newbie

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    I use google voice so I can use my ipad as a phone
     
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    Friends don't let friends wear skinny jeans.
     
  22. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I'm not that tall. My pockets are small. I would not wear skinny jeans cuz they would be to tight. But thanks for the advance :D
     

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