Has the 6 Plus replaced anyones iPad/ iPad mini?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by akuma13, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. akuma13 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
    I'm curious to know if anyone has consolidated and got rid of their iPad or use it less.
  2. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    yes. sold my 32gb mini retina lte only need to carry around the 6+ now.
  3. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    I had a 5s and mini retina. Upgraded to 6 plus and air. Much better duo for me. If money was tight, I could do without the iPad as the 6 plus is pretty darn awesome.
  4. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    I've yet to receive my 6+ but I'm contemplating it which, based on my signature, would obviously be a big decision! I'm going to try to go a month without touching my Air. If I can make it happily then I might sell the Air...
  5. Prolif1k macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2009
    It hasn't totally replaced my iPad Air yet, but it has definitely taken a good chunk of its' use time away. I honestly don't think it's due to the "shiny new object" mystique either. A lot of things I do day to day just feel a lot more comfortable on the bigger iPhone screen.
  6. akuma13 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
    Interesting. I would be gung ho about getting a 6 Plus if iPad exclusive apps worked on it.
  7. SoupyFlow macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Yep! I sold my iPad 3 16GB right before my iPhone 6 Plus came in the mail. I hardly used it anyhow. I was actually planning on getting a iPad Mini until the rumors started floating around about a larger iPhone awhile back.
  8. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    I think THIS is probably the most common combo that we will see from people buying the 6+...IF they also want an iPad. Makes the most sense to me.

    I bought a 6 and kept my larger iPad to keep it more "diverse" in size.
  9. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    Won't replace my iPad completely. but I'm using the plus more for things I would ordinarily do on the iPad. Never had nor do I want the mini, too odd of size for my needs.
  10. gpatrick15 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    One of the main reasons I picked up the 6 Plus is to cut back on my iPad 3 usage. I use my iPad 3 mostly for reading ebooks while I'm out and about. Since I just got the Plus yesterday, I'm using today as a test run to see if it could replace my iPad as a reader. For other things, especially while at home, I may still use my iPad, but I hopefully won't be carrying it everywhere I go.
  11. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Yup sold my retina mini yesterday and shipping it out today. I have a 27" iMac at home for work and the 6 Plus as my only mobile device.
  12. golfdude macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2005
    I was planning on getting a new mini when they are released in the next month or two but debating whether to just go with the +. Tough decision. If I could have two iPhones share the same mobile number I would order a plus anyways.
  13. Dranix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2011
    Gelnhausen, Germany
    For me the ip6+ replaces my iPad4 on the move. Will use it in the future only at home.
  14. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Yeah my Plus has replaced my Retina Mini, but I haven't sold it yet. I think I'm going to let the wife use it, or perhaps replace it with an iPad Air or the rumored iPad Pro and mainly keep it as a couch computer. Though my Plus makes a pretty damn good couch computer. I used to find myself reaching for my iPad when I wanted to shop online because the experience was usually better, but this is pretty good. Also streaming videos look really great, and it's much more comfortable to hold than an iPad. My wife still uses an iPhone 5 and refuses to get a bigger phone, so the iPad will still be her main device for browsing the web. I'll probably mostly use it for casual editing and organizing files in Lightroom, drawing with my Adobe Ink & Slide—more creative stuff.
  15. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
    Got my 6+ today.

    Before I used an iPhone 5 and iPad 2.

    So far its going to be able to cover what both the others did for me.

    With one device.

    Very pleased.
  16. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2013
    Hamburg, Germany
    This. Exactly what I would respond to the question.
    It doesn't replace it, but it reduces the times I use my iPad Air. Would never sell it though, watching movies is less difficult than on a 5s but I still prefer iPad's big screen.
  17. Jmacman78 macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2007
    Northwest, CT
    Same here. No need for my iPad Mini with the 6+.
  18. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2013
    Hamburg, Germany
    Time to update your signature buddy
  19. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2005

    Sold my iPad mini and iPhone 5, just going with the 6+ as the day to day casual (and something work related) device.

    Other devices are a 27" iMac for my workstation, and an 11" Macbook Air for on-location workstation.
  20. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    It's has replaced my nexus 7, but that's only because I have a MacBook Air as well.
  21. Glene macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Ft Lauderdale
    after a weekend of use on the 6+, here's my plan
    use the 6+ for mobile work
    sell the rMini
    keep the iPad 4 for home use
  22. TJ82 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    Girlfriend replaced her iPad 2 with the 6. I replaced my iPad with the 6+..
  23. ctg7w6 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2014
    The 6 Plus has not replaced my iPad. One of the big reasons is that I got cellular with my iPad for this gen.

    Also, I do a lot of PDF markups for my academic work and it is easier on my iPad.

    I have switched over to reading more Kindle books on my phone, but usually because the phone is always with me, while the iPad is put away at night or for short trips anywhere.

    I do use the phone more often for web browsing, which surprised me, because I thought it would be too small, but it is just the right size for casual browsing. For anything more extended, though, I grab the iPad.

    The iPad is just too necessary for my academic work for my phone to replace it. Still play graphics intensive games on the iPad, too.

    My phone gets more use now, and my iPad a little less for some tasks, but I don't see either replacing the other anytime soon. I actually wish the 6 Plus were a little larger, but even then it would not replace my iPad.
  24. Ludatyk macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2012
    I've gotten the Air 2... And it hasn't replaced my 6 Plus. The screen real estate on the Air 2 is always refreshing to use coming from the 6 Plus.
  25. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    My iphone 6 plus replaced the iPad that I didn't have to buy.

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