iPad mini iPad mini replacing iPhone

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  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got an iPad Mini retina, and it's actually replaced my phone. I hardly use my phone except when I go out. I even take selfies on the iPad! what about you guys?
     
  2. 617aircav Suspended

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    It has not replaced your phone, you just use your phone less to do things that you can also do on your iPad. This is normal since it has a lager screen.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I actually use my phone, to make phone calls, something that the iPad doesn't really excel at. I can't see replacing my phone with my rMini - makes no sense to me. While I love my mini, it doesn't fit in my pants pocket like my phone does. Its harder to carry in many situations.
     
  4. ron7624 macrumors 68020

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    I can't agree.. I take my rMini with me when I go in addition to my iPhone, it doesn't get left at home. It fits in my back pants pocket nicely. It in so way has replaced my phone. Two different devices with 2 different types of consumptions' for me. I do have to take it out of my pocket when I sit, but that is no problem. In the car, I have a cd slot holder that keeps it secure and any other place, I just put it down close to me. I guess the one exception is in a drinking establishment, then it gets locked in the trunk. Using the ipad for a phone, even with bluetooth earpieces is very inconvenient and the quality just isn't there either.
     
  5. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    It has potential. Whatsapp, Google Voice, FaceTime, and iMessage. For anything else, there's iPhone. ;) Sent from my iPad.
     
  6. Bacong macrumors 68020

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    my rMini is my home device. I rarely use my iPhone at home.
     
  7. east85 macrumors 65816

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    I've replaced my phone with an iPad Mini. You can read about that here on MacRumors. It's been a pretty painless experience. I will say it's definitely not for everyone. :)
     
  8. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the pockets on your pants would agree with this statement:eek:
     
  9. east85, Jun 24, 2014
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    east85 macrumors 65816

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    lol, I don't pocket the iPad Mini, it goes with me in a pad and quil messenger pretty much everywhere. Unless I'm hiking or camping, in which case I have a good spot on my pack that's pretty accessible.
     
  10. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    I've actually been tempted to try this just because we shouldn't technically NEED two devices. But, this pretty much means you HAVE to carry your iPad everywhere you go - even to the grocery store, the post office, etc. And then what do you do when you get a call? Use a bluetooth headset? That's just one more thing to carry around isn't it?
     

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