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?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.