iPhone 6+ users: Are you still using a tablet regularly?

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  1. silverblack, Nov 27, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2014

    silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    I recently switched back from Android and picked up an iPhone 6 plus. Loved it. I am especially enjoying the ability to integrate with the iPhones, iPods and iPads that belong to other members of my family.

    After selling my Samsung phone and tablet, I am wondering if I should pick up an iPad Air or mini for myself, especially during the BF sales. However, in the less than 3 weeks of owning my 6+, I haven't yet see the need of going to an iPad. There were times that I felt the need to go to my Mac, like booking a trip online, or typing this long(er) message on forum. Overall, I am happy with my 6+ for most things that I do when sitting on my couch at home. However, I am still in 'honeymoon' with my 6+, I am interested in hearing what other 6+ owners think.

    This brings me to my question - For the 6+ owners out there, are you still regularly using a tablet? If so, which tablet? and for what purpose(s)?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I still use my rMini, but I will sale its usage has diminished quite a bit. I find my IP6+ has taken over a lot of what I used to use my rMini for.
  3. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
  4. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    I don't use my Air 2 as much as I was expecting now I have the 6+, but I still use it - for my work (teaching guitar) and when I just want a bigger view of things (using Word and Excel for example). The 6+ is definitely being used in more situations when with a 5S I would have actively sought out my tablet.
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Haven't touched my mini, except to control my media center. Otherwise it gathers dust.
  6. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    Yes. The iPhone 6 Plus is as stated a Phone, Not a Tablet. I use my iPad Air 2 for excel, Word, and PPT which is on a daily. Even though the iPhone is equipped with a 5.5" screen it is perfect for viewing, not editing. Plus take this into consideration. 2,915 mAh Vs 8,827 mAh batteries.
  7. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Yes I use my iPad Air as well as my iP6+ for different uses.
  8. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    Yes, I still use an Air 2. The 6 plus is definitely more user friendly compared to the 4s I had before, but I still prefer the iPad for most things at home. Safari, Lightroom, Flipboard, USA Today, magazine apps, etc... Pretty much everything when I have time to spend some time with it. If I just want to check email or something quickly, I reach for the 6 plus.

    I don't carry the iPad to work or around with me, so the 6 plus still gets plenty of use.
  9. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    That is the question I have been asking myself for the last few days. Since I got my iPhone 6 Plus, I noticed that I have not been using my iPad 4 that much.

    Therefore the next question, should I upgrade my iPad 4 to iPad Air 2?
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    Nope... probably because my 3rd gen iPad is so damn slow on iOS 8. I'll pick up the next gen iPad.
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I think this thread explains exactly why Apple didn't put any effort into improving the iPad mini this year. And on the Android side, why Google went with the Nexus 9 rather than a new Nexus 7 or even 8. The game plan seems to be, release a "phablet" forget about small tablets.
  12. luked14 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    In the two weeks I've had my 6 Plus, I haven't picked up my Air once.
  13. caesarp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2012
    Of course. Why is this even a question. Obviously you use the phone when out of the house. When at home I use my iPad air. Why would I use the way smaller 6 plus screen at home?

    My iPad stays home unless going away on vacation. Phone goes with me when out of the house And to work every day.
  14. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    I use the tablet ( Air ) at home most of the time. The even larger screen is easy on the eyes and just that much more comfortable to type on!

    For me, both have their use case :)
  15. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    If I had a mini I wouldn't touch it but since I have a regular sized iPad such as the iPad Air it's a perfect balance. There are some things that just aren't done perfectly even on a iPhone 6 Plus.
  16. smooth macrumors 6502


    Nov 12, 2007
    I use my iPad 3 the same amount as before I got my 6+ but I tend to use my 6+ more than I used my 5. It is easier to see things on a bigger screen, but my increase in usage of my phone is mainly due to the MUCH better battery. If I used my 5 as much as I do my 6+ it would have died on me every day.
  17. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    When I first got my 6 plus I hardly used my iPad air. Now I still use but less then when I did before getting the 6 plus. If I didn't have an iPad i definitely wouldn't go out and buy one, since I alread own one and couldn't get the price I wanted I still use it. The iPad air has a larger screen, larger battery, tablet apps, stereo speakers and multi tasking gestures which my 6 plus doesn't have.
  18. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    I'm using my iPad air at home. But out and about my 6 plus. It's still early days. But I don't think there is a need for an iPad mini anymore.
  19. themyst macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    My mini retina is now a very, very expensive temporary pacifier for my son. Both myself and the wife have no urge to use the iPad.
  20. PseudoPacifist macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2014
    I have only used my iPad Air a couple of times since I acquired my iPhone 6 Plus earlier this month. I'm thinking of selling my iPad, I like Apple products but there is something about minimalism when it comes to electronic devices.
  21. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    I use my iPhone 6+ a lot more often now, however there are times when I still prefer an even larger screen. Sometimes I need to use a keyboard on the macbook pro and in extended internet browsing then I use my mini iPad. I'd still buy the iPad air or mini if I was you.
  22. toille4 macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2012
  23. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    So just as I thought I will use the iPad less. I went to Best Buy and traded in my old iPad 4 for a new iPad Air 2.

    I love my iPad Air 2, it is so light to hold in on bed and read things on it.
  24. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I think it depends on the reason you use your tablet. I honestly only use mine b.c the battery on my phone was not up to par. I do not mind the screen size of surfing the web on a phone.

    Anyways, the 6+ solved my battery problem so I gave my tablet away.
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    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida

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