Once upon a time, in a different age, Apple derided phablets. Psst: If you didn’t already know, a phablet is a large phone, usually with a display of 5.5-inch or above. Of course, Apple derides a lot of things and then turn around to implement them sometime in the future. Then a new dawn arrived in 2014 when the iPhone 6 Plus was announced. Since then, another phablet the iPhone 6s Plus has been launched and others are clearly on the way.
A tweet by Jesse Oguns gives a hint of what is likely a trend among iPad users:
No one is using their iPad anymore. I see fewer people with iPads these days when I'm out and about.
— 杰西 Jesse (@JesseOguns) February 15, 2016
Apparently, the big iPhones are eating up the lunch of iPads. Traditionally, phablets and tablets are not quite good bed fellows. If you have a large smartphone in your hand, what really do you need a tablet for again? Some professional tasks will require a tablet, to be sure, but for many everyday users, it is reasonable to expect that they will find less use for a tablet once they get a large smartphone in their hands. What do you think – Are the big iPhone models cannibalising the iPad?