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iPhone phablet splits opinion among tech fans

iPhone phablet splits opinion among tech fans

Tech-fanciers are far from universally sold on an iPhone phablet, it has emerged, amid speculation that Apple will add a larger form factor phone to its product range later this year.

In a poll of uSwitch Tech site users, 52.96 per cent of those quizzed said they’d welcome a smartphone-tablet iPhone along the lines of Samsung’s hit Galaxy Note offerings with open arms.

iphone 6 phablet concept

However, the rest of the sample, who we’re assuming agree with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook’s claims that larger screens mean an unacceptable compromise in product standards, would prefer the tech giant to stay out the market.

Apple has for the most part resisted the move towards larger screens in recent years, but relented somewhat when it upgraded the iPhone 5’s display to four-inches. Every previous iteration from the first iPhone from 2007 to the iPhone 4S featured a 3.5-inch screen.

However, speculation that it would enter the still relatively untapped phablet market ramped up earlier this year. According to the tech rumour mill, the device will pack a 4.8-inch screen, but will not arrive until next year.

The purveyor of shiny tech loveliness’ reservations about bigger screens was laid by Cook at Apple’s earnings calls last month, where he expressed strong reservations over power consumption and colour reproduction.

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