Other If Apple does release a 6.5" iPhone X plus phone...

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  1. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I think it may replace the iPad for many people, depending on need (obviously). It seems more and more people are using the iPhone as their primary mode of internet consumption. With iPad sales down from what they have been in the past, it will be interesting to see how the larger phone demand does in comparison to the new iPad(s).

    I was considering getting an iPad, depending on what the announcement presents. I don't need a 12.9" Pro model. And for the price of such a product, I could conceivably get the larger phone model (depending on features and pricing) in lieu with easier portability.

    As usual, the next several months on MacRumors will be exciting. :)
     
  2. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Maybe, but the iPad Pro has major advantages over a Plus size X. Screen real estate, apps, split screen, picture in picture, new dock, ability to keep groups of apps in multitasking screen, and 120hz refresh. Probably more I’m not thinking about. Now they can addd some of these features to the X Plus, but you can’t get the screen real estate.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy thread starter Contributor

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    That is true. If the price difference ends up being negligible between the two products, we may not see the increase of iPhone traffic over the iPad Pro. Between the upcoming iPhone Plus, the price range is going to be close to that of a MacBook Pro (in my opinion) and the iPad Pro is in the same ballpark. That is a lot of money for an iPhone.
     
  4. ras113 macrumors member

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    If they make new iphones bigger then x, i will not buy it. Never. X is the limit. I prefer size of i6.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy thread starter Contributor

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    I really like the size of the iPhone X. I won't say never especially with a product that hasn't been released. At this moment, I am happy where I am.
     
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    I think I paid $600 for mine, it’s wild that it’s that much cheaper than the rumored X Plus. Potentially half of the cost.
     
  7. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    I don’t think it will. The 6.5 iPhone has an 18:9 aspect ratio making the viewable area the same as the iPhone 8 Plus. It’s definitely nowhere close to my iPad Pro 12.9.
     
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    A phone could never replace my iPad.. The X is the largest phone I’d ever consider and I love using it but, at home or traveling, my iPad rules the roost..
     
  9. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    For some people this is true and maybe the reason why already the iPad sales are falling with the plus size iPhones.

    After I got mine I didn't use my iPad mini for a few months so I sold it.

    On the other side there is still no support for the Apple pen. For drawing even a 6,5 will be too small.

    And the keyboard is also a plus for some people. So IPad will still be useful but for less people I think
     
  10. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    The alleged X Plus at 6.5" will most likely be the best phone ever created for those who like big phones. I could see a lot of Note fans coming over, assuming they don't need the s pen.
     
  11. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I think iPads are still important to baby boomers and those who are creatives that use it for some sort of production, or creation of media.
     
  12. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    I’m a gen X/millennial (one of those in between generation people) who works on an ipad— not a creative— a borderline digital nomad. The 12.9 is my “laptop.” I also use my Air2 heavily, especially as a second device to read/loook at documents on. I definitely would not be able to deal with just my iPhone. I can’t imagine the jump from 5.8 to 6.5 is going to change that.
     
  13. Crow_Servo macrumors regular

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    I large phone sounds like a nice alternative to a tablet in theory, but the iPad still offers a different experience from an iPhone. Maybe that difference in experience isn’t enough for some people, but I feel that a large phone is great when you don’t want to carry two devices, but likely won’t replace one’s iPad. Once you get used to a tablet screen and added functionality, it’s hard to think of a phone as your all-in-one. That’s my two cents at least.
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    A phone could never replace my iPad no matter how big the phone is.

    Browsing for one is needed on a bigger screen
     
  15. naturalstar macrumors 6502a

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    The 6.5” iPhone may be moving in on iPad Mini territory (especially if it got some sort of mini Pencil, yet still a stretch, IMO), but it will never be a replacement for the way I use my iPad.
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Nope, there will always be a place for my iPad. iPhone is great in a pinch but the iPad is still king for me when it comes to Internet consumption.
     
  17. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I think split screen and pencil support will be the X Plus features.
     
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    Same here, my iPhone 7 Plus has killed my iPad Mini 4 usage. Now I'm looking at the X to give me a larger screen in a smaller form factor than the Plus.
     
  19. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    This happened to me since the iPhone 6S plus. I found myself using the ipad less and less and just grabbing the phone for everything. Eventually I just gave it to my sister, as it was just sitting around in a drawer.
     
  20. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    Even when I had my 7+, it was unable to replace my 12' Pro. I don't see the X+ changing that either. For internet consumption, nothing thus far can replace my iPad. I use it for everything.
     
  21. BasicGreatGuy, Mar 15, 2018
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    That is a good thought. I forgot about the mini size. That may be more doable than the leap to iPad or iPad Pro.
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    Will it be wide enough for split screen? I can't see it. Maybe I am wrong if it does happen.

    If a pencil came into the picture, Apple would need to design a case that would also hold the pencil. Otherwise, many would lose the pencil.

    I am still on the fence about getting an iPad.
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    If a portable keyboard is needed for the new iPhone X plus, that is going to keep me out of the loop. lol. Just joking about the rumored bigger size. :D
     
  22. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I was thinking top and bottom split screen, but who knows. Just speculation on my part.
     
  23. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65832

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    Since the iPhone 7 and now the X, I find myself either grabbing my MBP for significant computing tasks or my X. I hardly ever use my iPad mini anymore. It will be interesting to see how the form factor of the X Plus feels. If it is overall smaller than an 8 plus, maybe, but the X feels pretty good.

    I am not a millennial, but my take is iPads are becoming kids devices. Even the trend of a few years ago where everyone would carry their ipad around the office and to meetings has died. Thank god, BTW, it was kind of obnoxious. Everyone would come, set-up and f@ck around on it pretending to work.
     
  24. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Interesting take, I think there are a ton of young kids using iPad's, but I see more and more being used at the Director/Executive level than years past. Personally, I use an iPad Pro to manage a logistics team of 52 people. It's my only computer, certainly very capable. I think as Apple adds more and more desktop-like features, iPad usage as primary computing devices will only increase.
     
  25. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    Same thing was floated when the 6 Plus was introduced. While I think it might've cannibalized sales of the iPad Mini to a certain degree, I'm not sure that it's had any real impact on the two larger models.

    You forgot the Pencil, which, for many tasks is an absolute game changer.
     

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