Anyone using an iPhone 7+ as an iPad mini mini?
It feels like the iPad mini is a bit too big for my needs.
No. I use my iPhone 7+ as main media consumption devices. Then iPad Pro 12.9 when I need something life size. If I need power, then break out the trusty MacBook Pro.
Anyways I mean I guess iPhone 7+ could be used as iPad, but in my opinion the 4" smaller screen real estate isn't in the same league.
That's truly the beauty of it though; Apple has multiple devices for multiple people to accommodate their varying styles and needs. It's a beautiful thing
I actually retained my 6S plus after I upgrade to my 7+. And I find that I use my 6S plus as a Wi-Fi device for portability around the house. Versus having my iPad or laptop with me all the time. It actually is useful when doing basic media tasks or emails. I was going to sell it, but I find it more convenient to actually use it as a smaller media device for Wi-Fi only.
Well, I went for a it and bought a 7+ in jet black, 128GB.
It's surprisingly heavy. Obviously not as heavy as an iPad mini, but as you hold with one hand it feels heavy, especially compared with the regular 7.
The real iPad mini is surprisingly large -- it's not much smaller than the normal iPad. I was looking for something to use when I was watching TV -- apps, websites, etc. The iPad mini felt too large.
The 7+ is a nice size: it feels much bigger than the regular 7 in terms of screen real estate. It works fine without a SIM, though I needed one in order to set it up, and on restart it reminds me I don't have one installed.
I don't love the jet black as much as I thought. (My regular 7 is a matte black.) It feels very delicate -- solid, but fragile. Because it's so heavy if you dropped it, I think it would damage itself. The regular 7 feels so light, I doubt it would, and the back seems like it would protect it. The jet black does feel lovely in the hand, though.
Interesting. You're the only other person I know of other than myself who bought a plus iPhone to use purely as an iPad. One family member thought I was insane to buy an expensive new iPhone and not use it as a phone. But I told them I didn't want a phone bigger than 4", and I wanted an iPad smaller than a mini, so this was my only option (didn't work out though for the reasons I stated earlier). Out of curiosity, what do you use for your phone?
Update this thread after awhile if you can. I'd be interested to hear how your experience compares to mine.
Wait why don't you use your 7+ at home?
For those of you that have two iPhones, do you use the same sim and swap it out between the iPhone that you are using at the moment?