Tim Cook explains why there is no Apple iPhone phablet
posted by Alan F. / May 28, 2013, 11:06 PM
Cook goes on to say that it takes a lot of work to get the hardware, software and services right on a smartphone and that Apple is focusing on one model instead of losing focus by producing multiple versions of the iPhone. When Mossberg asked why there is no iPhone phablet, Cook responded by saying that having a large screen on a phone is a trade-off and that things like brightness, battery life and longevity of the screen have to be taken into consideration.
You can hear Cook's responses for yourself by clicking on the video below.
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He wants to avoid fragmentation that's why.
posted on May 28, 2013, 11:07 PM 9
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No. He wants to stay fragmented for as long as he can. Apple makes more if you buy an expensive iPhone and iPad. For iPad he prefers his Apple fans to buy both the regular iPad and the mini. A true Apple loyalist will also stay current with every iDevice that he or she owned.
posted on May 28, 2013, 11:36 PM 12
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Apple can't make because it would mean they would actually have to put time in designing a new phone.
posted on May 28, 2013, 11:09 PM 18
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Not really, they could easily use a similar, maybe slightly different design for a larger iPhone.
posted on May 28, 2013, 11:13 PM 5
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not that they don't wanna do it. they are too lazy to do it.
posted on May 28, 2013, 11:18 PM 7
Right now apple and its loyal army is pretty much busy making fun of phones larger than 4 inches so why would they go back on it so soon and make an "ACCEPTABLE" size phone. People will call em out on it and they'll lose the following that they have right now. Although it does surprise me why they wont change the size and look and everything everytime they come out with a new phone because then everybody would have to buy all new accessories to go with it(case, screen protector, car charger, ihome docking station, and such)
posted on May 30, 2013, 5:18 PM 0
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Are they lazy or they don't know how to do it? Having a large screen on a phone is a trade-off? If it's a trade-off then why Samsung can do it? Just look at the Note series, just look at the Mega series, Tim Cook, please use your eyes to look at it!
posted on May 28, 2013, 11:30 PM 3
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Mr. Cook must havent seen the Android phones available that dont really have a problem with that....and have a bigger screen.... Battery life? Bigger battery....duh. Technology gets more efficient as new versions come out. The newest LTE tech is better on battery life. Same for processors, screens, etc. Brightness? They use LCD screens....wont be a problem. Longevity? I dont really know what he means by that...I dont think anyone with a phablet right now does either... At least he didnt say..." no one wants a big phone...."
posted on May 28, 2013, 11:30 PM 10
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Bigger battery, bigger screen, higher resolution = more price. Maybe he'll add another 200$ for the current price! xD
posted on May 29, 2013, 12:00 AM 6
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iPads have bigger screens bigger batteries and higher resolutions but they are cheaper than the iPhones...even the non wifi lye versions are cheaper...the pricing depends on the law of demand....apple spends more on making an iPad than the iPhone but its cheaper than the iPhone...personally, I think a 5 inch idevices with a refreshed ui will be very popular and the price should be $299 or less(locked to any carrier)...and they also need a few exclusive features that could differentiate their devices from the other android and wp devices in the market...they can avoid fragmentation if both the 4 inch and 5 inch versions will have 1080p screens....similarly the smaller and the larger iPads should have the same resolution....then there will be only two different resolutions on all the new iOS devices...
posted on May 29, 2013, 12:54 AM 1
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you might actually be making a point there. If I remember correctly recently it was said iOS has 17% of the market but dominates the tablet market so they sell the iPhones for more since the "demand" isnt truely as high as the iPad(s).
posted on May 29, 2013, 1:41 AM 0
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Take this with a grain of salt. They also said they will never release a 7" tablet. Then they released the iPad mini.
posted on May 28, 2013, 11:53 PM 9
Technically, they were right...coz the Mini is not 7 inches LOL
posted on May 29, 2013, 1:54 AM 2
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