to iPhone6 plus owners, what do you do with your iPad now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ElDogman, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. ElDogman macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2008
    I bought an iPad 3 because of the introduction of a retina display and my intention to use it as a simple note taking device for classes (via solar powered blue tooth keyboard), read articles and newspapers, and gaming.
    It got a lot of use and was very handy during my business trips.
    my regular phone was the iphone 4

    now comes the iPhone 6 plus which I had for almost 3 weeks.
    since then my iPad hardly has any use now and is locked away in a drawer.
    I have no issues with the 6 plus' size. the bigger screen makes it easy to read online news as well being good enough for gaming.
    it's certainly not big enough to be used reading journal articles..but to be quite frank, I never fully adjusted to reading it on a screen. I still prefer physical paper as I can shift through the pages quickly to find what I want. I think it worsened now that I have my own staff and free printing privileges (yes I should save the trees)..

    and now for business trips, I start carrying an ultrabook which is as light as an iPad+ keyboard combo, but offers far more productivity.
    I think I found the best combo for myself. phablet, ultrabook/mba, and large desktop

    have any of you seen your iPad use declining?
  2. Lashae macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014
    I basically use my iPad Air as a TV, I have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube, I set it on the desk in my bedroom and all I do is watch video on it.

    My Mini Retina... well, I haven't found a place for it yet. I haven't used it since I got my 6 Plus, It just kind of sits there. Hopefully I can find a way to use it soon.
  3. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    Since I've only had my 6+ for 2 days now, the novelty hasn't worn off yet. I think I'll go back to using my mini as usual for web browsing and email with in the next week. I think I spend about 3 hours at night on the mini. The 6+ gets used more when I probably would not have picked up my mini. Quick social media and email checks on the plus.
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I use it as a coaster for my tea (not kidding, it has an otterbox on it and I have done this more than once).
  5. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2014
    My iPad has become a piece of junk thanks to iOS 8. If not for that, I'd still use it all the time. That big screen really is the best when it's available.
  6. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
  7. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    Same here.
  8. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I use it when I actually want a good internet browsing experience. A 5.5" screen can't compete with a 10" one.
  9. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    The long version.
  10. Jase718 macrumors member


    Oct 29, 2014
    New York, NY
    Still use it a lot. I could never part with my iPad.
  11. darrinS macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2011
    So Cal
    I haven't used my Air in over two weeks. So far the 6 plus has taken over. I use it for everything, Pages, Safari, Netflix, HBO, mail, etc.
  12. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    Makes a great seat pad and butt warmer... I love extending the useful life of technology :cool:
  13. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    iPad mostly videos and a few games but now I leave it at home as I can do all I need on my 6+ on the go.
  14. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2009
    Atlanta GA
    same thing i did with it before. i use it while at home. why would i use a 5.5 inch screen when i can use a 10 inch screen?
  15. 3lionsbecks Suspended


    Jul 19, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I think if I had an iPad mini I wouldn't feel the need to use it as much vs the iP6+ but I have an iPad 4 and the retina screen and size is much better for reading comics, web and netflix than my phone.
  16. Cavmclaren macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2014
    Agreed with above.

    having the plus doesnt change my ipad use at all its just a phone to me like all previous iphones. I guess if you have small hands the plus can seem like a tablet but it doesnt remind me of a tablet at all.
  17. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2012
    I have the iPhone 6, rMini and Air 2. The new Air is my favorite as I prefer the larger screen and I use that at home. The iPhone is used for calls and quick checks of e-mail, weather, etc. I take the rMini out with me and use that for web browsing or reading. They are all loved and will stay.
  18. mgs315 macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2011
    The other half uses it more than me now (iPad 2). iOS8 has slowed it down sufficiently that I prefer the browsing experience on the 6+. I'm sure if I got an Air 2 that would be different though.
  19. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

    Aug 12, 2014

    Same here. No difference in my usage at all.
  20. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2010
    I picked up the iPad Mini 2 just the other day. Used it for maybe a few hours and I was back to using my phone. The iPhone 6 plus is much easier to hold than the iPad. I think I might just resell it for good instead of just keeping it.
  21. Supermallet macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2014
    Since I got an Air 2 I've been using it more than ever. I use it as a second screen for my Macbook, to stream video, play games, it's great!

    I use a messenger bag and the iPad goes with me just about everywhere the 6 Plus goes with me. It also helps that it has LTE, so it's much more useful out in the world.
  22. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I'm using my retina mini to read this forum. I can web browse or read Ebooks comfortably on both devices. Text, too. It's nice to have both because I always have something to use when the other one is charging.

    I did think I'd find my Retina mini redundant but that has not proven to be the case for me.
  23. dannyTO macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
  24. jsalicru macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2004
    Austin, TX
    I definitely find myself using it considerably less. However, there are times when you want the larger screen. Use it so little that it typically goes a week+ without a charge

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