How would Apple’s iPad Mini fare in a world with not just one, but two, bigger-screen iPhones?
Apple is expected to bump up the screen size on its next iPhone. Recent rumors even claim the company will unveil two new models later this year — one with a 4.7-inch screen, the other with a 5.5-inch screen. Assuming this prediction proves true, a certain amount of cannibalization of the Mini is likely. But Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster sees the overall effect on Apple as neutral.
In some cases, consumers might update to the iPhone 6 to score the bigger screen instead of keeping an older phone and buying an iPad Mini, Munster suggested in an investors note released Monday. In other cases, iPhone 6 buyers who want a second device might simply choose an iPad Air instead of a Mini.