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09-03-2014, 02:47 PM #1
Large Screen iPhone 6 Will be a Game Changer for Phablets
If rampant speculation about Apple releasing a new large-screen iPhone 6 proves correct, it could be a game changer for the fast-growing phablet market.
A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that worldwide phablet shipments (smartphones with screen sizes from 5.5 to less than 7 inches) will reach 175 million units worldwide in 2014.
If that projection pans out, it will be a figure greater than the 170 million portable PCs expected to ship during the same period. Next year, IDC adds, total phablet volumes will top 318 million units, blowing well past the 233 million tablets forecast to ship in 2015.
"With Apple expected to join the space in the coming weeks, we anticipate even more attention on phablets as larger screen smartphones become the new norm," asserts Melissa Chau, Senior Research Manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
All told, IDC expects phablets to grow from 14.0% of the worldwide smartphone market in 2014 to 32.2% in 2018.
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09-03-2014, 03:03 PM #2
Phablets are so ugly. If only they would make a normal sized one too.
09-03-2014, 03:48 PM #3
09-03-2014, 04:56 PM #4
That's what I'm thinking, thazsar - likely the 5.5" model will be an iPod Touch or an iPad Mini-mini. I'm not sure I believe these "iPhone Air" rumors.
It would be weird for them to come out with two phones with different sized screens, especially since they're still doing great with their one-size model once-a-year strategy. People aren't going to buy both - they're going to buy one or the other, meaning they'll still sell the same amount of phones, so why start new production lines?
09-03-2014, 06:16 PM #5
I'm all about the larger screen. It's funny that apple is finally doing a 4.7 and rumored to do a 5.5 size screen. All other competitors have 5 inch screens they are still behind other competitors
09-03-2014, 08:08 PM #6If I can't mod it...I don't want it.
09-03-2014, 08:47 PM #7
I just don't want a bigger phone.
I have bought every iPhone without hesitation at launch, but I'm still waiting to see how big the 4.7 actually is. I might skip it, but doubtful.
09-04-2014, 07:58 AM #8
Once the iPhone 6 phablet hits the market, Crapple is going to sue Samsung because the Galaxy Note 1 (2011) had the audacity to copy the iPhone 6's size and form factor. All the iSheep and iDiots will then claim that the Note 1 is a rip off and that Samsung does nothing original.
iSheep now all agree that more fragmentation and more choice in hardware is a good thing...yet...it is Android OEMs that copy Crapple.
09-04-2014, 08:14 AM #9
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09-04-2014, 10:04 AM #11
Aaah I will wait for iPhone6S.....
09-04-2014, 01:54 PM #12