All iPads Will there be an iPad Nano with Phone function?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by younker, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. younker macrumors member


    Dec 8, 2006
    Now we have smaller iPhone (4s) and bigger iPhone (5c/5s), also big iPad and mini ipad, how about an iPad Nano that just fit in the middle of iPhone and iPad but supports Phone functions

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  2. Tsepz macrumors 68020


    Jan 24, 2013
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Oh wow, that would be a nice name for it, iPad Nano :) so you mean a Galaxy Note 3 competitor from Apple? Would be great if they did it, I still think there's a large market for Phablets, Samsung is currently dominating and cashing in on it, would be great to have another juggernaut come into the market.
  3. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    While I don't like the idea of this, I don't think it's impossible, I think that it would be an iPhone though not an iPad.
  4. younker thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 8, 2006
    Apple think iPhone should be operated by single hand, while iPad nano doesn't violent this rule but you can use as a phone
  5. yinz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    This is a good premise, but I think they also separate the iPad and iPhone by phone function. Calling it an iPad Nano would just disrupt this separation, so I don't think that would happen.

    The bigger iPhone will just be an iPhone X(L). X being the number and L being a letter. But do you really think the paradigm is shifting so much that phablets are a must? I really think that's a niche market. Galaxy Megas aren't flying off the shelf, and iPhone buyers are usually more attracted the S line from my experience.

    I can see Apple moving closer to the 5" screen, but the 6" just seems a little too ridiculous. It's far too impractical for a company who prizes practicality to produce such a device. I really like the Nexus 4, but some say that's even too big for one handed use.
  6. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    No? If they were to do that, it will come with the iWatch, not the Nano.
  7. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    I think such a device is not something Apple would easily consider, because it might drive a portion of their customer base to buy just that one device, rather than an iPhone and an iPad.

    In the end it's about the bottom line and iPhone + iPad nets Apple more money than the combo device would. At the same time, someone who buys just the iPhone or just the iPad nets Apple (very) roughly the same amount of money someone buying the combo device would, while manufacturing this new category of a device would increase Apple's costs.

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