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macrumors 6502
Sep 19, 2014
We had time same topic come up back when the iPhone 6 Plus was released.

For me the answer is a big NO. I use my phone and iPad for business and pleasure. But when I come back to the iPad it’s such a relief!
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macrumors 68000
Feb 2, 2009
No way. I've never enjoyed media consumption on any phone I've had, new Max included, but love my iPad.


Jan 10, 2012
I sold my iPad 2018 because even though I'm on the fence, I just feel like I want one device to haul around and carry around. Helped make the extra cost of the Xs MAX a little easier to swallow too. So I did get rid of my iPad. I do everything on my phone with a bluetooth keyboard to reading for hours and hours.

Reading books on the iPad 2018 was nice and better than the iPhone. But I like having just one device if I can.
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macrumors 6502a
Sep 9, 2010
Sunny California
I still don’t see the point of an iPad, if I’m at home then I’ll surf the web on my Mac. If I’m on the go the last thing I want to haul is another glass screen that’s too big to pocket. I don’t need a blown up version of iOS for anything.


macrumors G5
Apr 8, 2013
No I love the max and I’m happy to have a big phone again but I’ll still be keeping my iPad pro and iPad mini. I used an iPad mini whilst I had the plus phones too.

I’m a sucker for dedicated devices. I have an eink kindle too.

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macrumors Nehalem
Dec 15, 2010
No I will always need a bigger screen so my iPad is used a lot but the bigger screen on my max has helped on the sofa for example.


macrumors 6502
May 13, 2015
I have three iPads at home and since I’ve purchased the XS Max I rarely use any of them anymore. The screen is big enough to satisfy my media consumption.

I am still holding on to my Air 2, but it’s getting much less use since I am in the Plus/Max camp.

When I travelled overseas I decided to take my 13” MacBook Pro and 8 plus. The iPad stayed at home.
The main reason was that my 2015 MacBook still has USB ports and SD card reader. I had my DSLR along as well.

Going forward I probably need to decide if I upgrade MacBook or iPad Pro. Not for sure that I continue to need both.


macrumors 68040
Jan 26, 2005
I've never had a NEED for an ipad. I have one but mostly it just collects dust. Not because of the max but mostly just because I don't have a NEED for it.


macrumors 6502a
Dec 23, 2008
this is one of the reasons why i went to the MAX
i did not realize how much i was using my plus size phones as an ipad replacement till i had the X

before with my plus size phones i never touched my ipad air.....then i found myself using the air more once i had the X

found the X size was good for the pockets but not too good on reading content (IMO) I do a lot of surfing and reading.

Max it is for need for an updated ipad.


macrumors P6
Mar 19, 2008
I guess we all must do very different things with our iPads.

Even an XS Max simply couldn't come close to being as great as my iPad for Youtube TV, YouTube, side by side multitasking, Excel stuff, emulator gaming, pip video viewing while using the web, etc
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Jul 12, 2016
My iPad is totally a different type of device aside from my phone, and I use my iPad for different considerations. For example, my phone besides being a communication device, keeps me in touch things going around me in my daily life, but my iPad is primarily for all my media content. I still reserve a place for my iPad, that my iPhone would not be able to replace in my situation.
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macrumors 6502a
Jan 24, 2011
The XS Max won't be replace my iPad for home use, but I'm curious to see how I do using it for non-business travel (when I typically take both). I plan to try relying on just the Max for the next couple of trips to see how that works.

now i see it

macrumors G4
Jan 2, 2002
I got rid of my iPad (that someone gave me) a long time ago. For me it's too big & heavy & unwieldy. Also it gives me eye strain with its low ppi resolution. For me, an iPad is a loser. Plus sized iPhones all the way.
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