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Robert69
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7/22/2014 | 6:21:27 PM
Iphone
This is an interesting discussion. Before I purchased the Samsung S4 I tried out a slightly larger LG. The LG was just enough bigger that it didn't sit well down in my pocket, and tended to fall out when I was sitting. I took it back for the Samsung.
Robert69
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7/22/2014 | 6:21:24 PM
Iphone
This is an interesting discussion. Before I purchased the Samsung S4 I tried out a slightly larger LG. The LG was just enough bigger that it didn't sit well down in my pocket, and tended to fall out when I was sitting. I took it back for the Samsung.
Shane M. O'Neill
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7/22/2014 | 4:36:41 PM
Re: New product mix for iOS
At that point, why not just get a MacBook Air? I guess I like my tablet to fit in my coat pocket. But everybody's different. 
Michael Endler
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7/22/2014 | 4:27:06 PM
Re: New product mix for iOS
I think the bigger tablets will be niche items, but they'll have a place. You can do things with them that 10-inch tablets don't handle as well. The Surface Pro 3 just "feels" right with its pen, for example, and if Microsoft and its partners can contine to compellingly evolve the software side of that, they'll create legitimate (but again, fairly niche) use cases.



Shane M. O'Neill
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7/22/2014 | 4:15:06 PM
Re: New product mix for iOS
I have larger smartphone (Galaxy S5) and a smaller tablet (Google Nexus 7) and I can say from experience that that the tablet gets neglected as the sizes get closer. Seems inevitable that a bigger iPhone will start to cannibalize the iPad Mini. But I'm also not sold on a jumbo tablet. 10-inches seems like the sweet spot. To go any bigger, you start to lose the benefit of portability.
Michael Endler
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7/22/2014 | 2:54:41 PM
New product mix for iOS
I suspect the bigger iPhones will sell as well as Apple reportedly projects, and that it will indeed mitigate demand for the iPad Mini. But it's clear there's at least some room for growth in the plus-sized tablet market, and Apple's rumored to have a 12-inch iPad Pro in the pipeline. I suspect by this time next year, Apple will have three sizes of iPhones (current-gen as the "budget" option, plus the two news ones) and three sizes of iPads (mini, air, pro).
Henrisha
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7/22/2014 | 2:04:46 PM
Re: A possible bad side effect of using smart phone
So you'd rather go with an analog phone and pass on the smartphone? Hmm.. Anyhow, I think it's interesting that Apple is deciding to go after one of Samsung's many markets. Considering some of the latter's flagship phones are larger in screen size than the average, it will be interesting to see how Apple will fare.
Henrisha
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7/22/2014 | 2:02:43 PM
Re: iPhone
Perhaps this is one of the target markets Apple is going for. Seeing Samsung's sales and how they've sized their devices, it looks like Apple wants a share of that pie.
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7/22/2014 | 12:34:26 PM
Strategy Analytics = BS Commentary
Samsung and Strategy Analytics have a financial relationship that's NEVER disclosed by the media. In fact, Strategy Analytics has an office in Samsung's building in Seoul. 
YaarovS134
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7/22/2014 | 12:32:29 PM
A possible bad side effect of using smart phone
Whatever screen size the smart phones have, 4", 5" or 6", I think all of them cause wrinkle between the eyes. Crossed eyes may be another side effect to worry about.

 
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