Poll: 4.7" vs 5.5" iPhone with iPad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MICHAELSD, Sep 30, 2015.


Do you use an iPad with your iPhone?

  1. Yes, I have an iPhone 6/s and an iPad Mini.

    14 vote(s)
  2. Yes, I have an iPhone 6/s and an iPad Air.

    16 vote(s)
  3. Yes, I have an iPhone 6/s Plus and an iPad Mini.

    3 vote(s)
  4. Yes, I have an iPhone 6/s Plus and an iPad Air.

    33 vote(s)
  5. No, I have an iPhone 6/s and no iPad.

    3 vote(s)
  6. No, I have an iPhone 6/s Plus and no iPad.

    11 vote(s)
  7. No, I have an iPhone 6/s but plan to buy an iPad Pro.

    1 vote(s)
  8. No, I have an iPhone 6/s Plus but plan to buy an iPad Pro.

    2 vote(s)
  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Curious how many iPhone 6/6s/Plus users have an iPad as well. My theory is that an iPhone 6/s is the ideal option for those with the iPad Mini and a perfect combination with the iPad Air, whereas an iPhone 6/s Plus makes the iPad Mini redundant and potentially makes the iPad Air unnecessary for many as well.

    (If you have multiple iPads just choose the iPad you use most often.)
  2. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    No, the iPhone Plus is not close to a tablet replacement in any way.

    I currently use a 6 Plus and iPad Air 2.
  3. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I have the

    6S plus
    air 2
    macbook pro

    and they are all used in different ways at different times. I still take my air 2 around with me at certain times for like work e.t.c...

    macbook pro and ipad are still used more for safari websites while my iphone is used for general apps/news e.t.c
  4. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    I had an iPad mini 2 that I sold when the 6 Plus was released. I now have a 6S Plus and still don't miss my iPad at all.
  5. EdMan macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2011
    I have both a 6 Plus and 6 with an iPad Air 2. I have never felt compelled to have either replace my iPad. I probably use my iPad 90% of the time when I'm at home. I love that thing. I think I will always have an iPad.
  6. Supermallet macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2014
    I have a 6s Plus and an iPad Air 2. The Plus doesn't make the iPad redundant in the slightest. I do think it makes the mini redundant though. But then one of my main uses for the iPad is as a comic book reader, and I felt the Mini was too small for that to begin with.

    The iPad Pro interests me but my Air 2 is running like a champ so I won't upgrade to the Pro for a few years, and even then I may opt to stay with the 9.7" iPad.
  7. phillytim macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I completely agree, it's not a tablet replacement.
  8. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    5.5 replaces my iPad ... going to get rid of the iPad soon.
  9. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    The Mini 4 is one reason I didn't go for a Plus this time around. You will only get so far with a Plus watching video and playing games anyway which I do and it is much more immersive on a Mini.

    So the 6s for calls, text, etc.
  10. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL

    That's about my thoughts as well. Our Mini 2 seems a little redundant with the Plus (though it's used 95% of the time by my little girl anyway). I can say without a doubt, with the Plus, if I was shopping an iPad, I'd go Air/9.7".
  11. tehBrad macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2011
    iPhone 6s Plus
    iPad Air

    iPhone is for throughout the day away from home use
    iPad is for couch/bed surfing
    Macbook is for school work
  12. lancastor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    I have a 6 Plus and a Macbok Air. I don't use iPads. And need a real hardware keyboard and a mouse. An iPad is not for me.
  13. placidity44 macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2015
    I have a 6 Plus and just before I got that I got an Air 2 in december of last year. Couldn't have used the Air 2 for more than 6 hours since I got the 6 Plus. I was on my 15" rMBP 90 percent of the time when I was home and if I was on the couch or in bed I just held the phone up on my chest. It's always in my pocket so it makes it much easier to go places, etc. I sold the iPad to a family member and can use it if I need to but I don't. Used the money to buy a 42mm Apple watch and it's integral to my daily workflow and personal use. So when i'm on the go I have my watch and 6 Plus and when i'm home i'm either on my rMBP or my 6 Plus. iPads a phenomenal device I just highly prefer a keyboard and a desktop os. Different people will have different opinions and different devices to fit their needs. For me an iPad doesn't fit into my digital lifestyle.
  14. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    Let me give my 2 pennies on this subject lol. Last year I thought FINALLY I can get a 5.5" iPhone and will no longer need an iPad. I prefer to have the least amount of gadgets possible!

    I had my iPad Air had my 6+ and still found myself grabbing the Air or even the Mini 3 when I had that! While the 6+ is great and it's giant I do not think it can replace a tablet experience, for me.

    Since I kept both the 6+ and the iPad I figured this year I'll just go with the 6s since I know I'm going to use my tablet 99% of the time I'm home/on vacation etc anyhow. Also the iPhone 6+ was just a little too big for my day to day liking. The 6/6s screen is more than adequate for anything I'm doing while I'm out and about.

    I think you'll find you are going to get a ton of different answers in this thread. I also am in the camp that I use my iPad as my main computer, so that could have some reason on why I prefer the iPhone + iPad combo.
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I have a 6s plus and a mini gen 1 (mini since the December following launch) and the mini probably has less than 100 hours of use on it. I just don't see the appeal of the iPad. I prefer the phone.

    I basically bought it because people were raving about hownipads get more done. I guess that depends on what you're doing. Typing on that thing is awful. If productivity means watching a movie or browsing the Internet, sure, I find it improves. I read and write a lot of emails and other messages. Pulling my phone from my pocket to do this is many times more convenient and efficient.

    In still battling the decision to get an Apple Watch. For me, it may be the same situation as the iPad is/was. I just don't see it being useful outside of maybe reading a short message?

    Oh well. The ioadnisnt a total loss. It's in an otter box defender and is now my son's iOS device. At least I don't feel like it was money wasted, all though it's performance is noticeably laggy, as old as it is.
  16. Fignous macrumors newbie


    Apr 15, 2010
    I have a 6s Plus and I’m still using the original iPad.
    I think it’s about time to upgrade to an iPad Mini.
  17. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    You can also see this concept of complimentary devices in the exact opposite direction - the apple watch. That way you have a very 'handy' (pun intended) device that can do the little things without taking out a much larger device, and that same larger device to enjoy a large screen and more complete and powerful experience.

    TBH, I've never quite got the idea of the iPad for most uses. I did get an iPad 1, which I used a bit, and won an OG iPad mini last year (which was cool!) but it's almost never been used. If I want something that I have to use with two hands, an 11" MBA is no more cumbersome and infinitely more powerful for most uses.

    That's why I've ended up with an apple watch and a 6S+. The watch was really an impulse buy because I could get one in the same colours as my iPhone and case, and also I like the idea that I've had a 97% discount on a real gold apple watch. But now that I have one I am starting to realise the power of this tiny second screen. The UI does have a little way to go until it's as intuitive as iOS but I'm sure that will come.
  18. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Interested to see how this works for others as well. I currently have an iPad mini that I will not give up for anything, but I still can't decide whether to go for the Plus or not. Partly it feels a bit redundant, but the battery and OIS are quite tempting.
  19. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    The 6s hardware is superior to even the Mini 4, if that helps. Whenever I've put my 6 Plus up to a Mini in store demos I've found the Mini to be a small difference.
  20. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Well I have a Mini 2 and that is more then plenty fast for me. The main reason I don't want to give up my Mini is that I find it to be the perfect size to mark up documents I need for University and browse the web in bed. I had a big iPad first, but didn't find it to be extremely portable, at that size I usually just took my MacBook with me. I'm afraid that will happen with the Plus as well.
  21. quamsi macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2013
    I have both an iPad mini and a 6s+. It does not feel redundant to me. I take my iPhone everywhere with me now and leave my mini at home. But I do use both about an equal amount inside the home. My mini is great for TV, and everything except phone calls, and my phone is great for web browsing and phone calls. I just feel like I have the choice of two very useful devices. For my work I hand paint wedding cake toppers at home. For this, I use both devices at the same time, my mini for playing a TV show and my phone used for viewing photographs for clients. If I had gotten the regular sized 6s, it would've just been a phone, not much more.
  22. btrach144 macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2015
    I have a 6s Plus and a iPad 3. It's a nice combo but the iPad is slowing down a lot. I'm trying to hold out for the iPad Air 3.
  23. kjm18 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2014
    Hexham, UK
    I have a iPhone 6 (6s coming soon) and iPad Air 2
  24. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
  25. Nelliebee macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2014
    New York
    I had an ipad mini 3 and a 6+. I didn't find it redundant because I used both for different things. My iphone 6+ was full of all my apps, music, etc., while my mini was mostly used for reading. I have tons of books on it and I also have a subscription to the next issue magazine app. As large as the 6+ is magazines aren't very comfortable to read on it. Plus the mini is almost the size of a trade paperback/hardcover book so reading on it is a pleasant experience for me.

    I just got my mini 4 and I love it, am looking forward to using it along with my 6s+ too (once I receive it).

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