The definition of “phablet” varies from person to person, but a phablet is generally considered to be a larger-sized smartphone, but smaller than a tablet. One study defines a phablet as any device between five and seven inches, a guideline that Wikipedia also supports. However, Juniper Research defines a phablet as a phone with a screen size of at least 5.6 inches.
The iPhone 6 phablet is rumored to have a screen size of 5.7 inches, according to BGR. However, other outlets like Business Insider say the screen size will be 5.6 inches.
While Apple generally doesn’t segment their new phones into various size options, there have been some rumors that the iPhone 6 will come in two sizes. In addition to the phablet-sized offering, a smaller phone of around 4.7 inches will be offered as well.
It is not yet clear what the price difference will be between these two iPhone 6 models.
3. iPhone 6 Phablet May Not Be an iPhone
BGR reports that there is a chance the iPhone 6 phablet won’t actually be sold under the iPhone name. They explain, citing information from an Asian publication:
“The larger 5.6-inch iOS smartphone will be an ‘experimental’ device that won’t come with iPhone branding — a dubious claim considering the popularity of the iPhone brand. The publication does not offer an alternative name for the 5.6-inch iPhablet, and it doesn’t mention when it might launch, but says that the bigger smartphone will come with sapphire glass.”
4. iPhone 6 Phablet Might Look More Like iPhone 5c Than 5s
The video above describes some of Apple’s issues with the iPhone 5c.
MacRumors, citing a Japanese publication, states that the iPhone 6 phablet might have more in common with the cheaper iPhone 5c than the premium iPhone 5s. This might result in a lower price point that could lure in Android phablet fans. It is also possible that the iPhone 6 phablet model will come in a variety of bright colors.