Rise of the Phablets: iPhone 6 Plus Sold Out

Posted on Sep 16, 2014
By Gaurav Aidasani

The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are already a hit. Although the phones have not been shipped yet, the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus is sold out, well ahead of the 4.7 inch iPhone 6.

The verdict is clear: the big screen is a hit.

There is definitely a chance that there were more iPhone 6 phones on offer than the 6 Plus. But early buzz on the internet shows equal interest in the Plus model.

Large-screen phones, often called Phablets (Phone+Tablets) have become wildly popular in the last few years. Their demand has been steadily growing. Buyers look for a Phablet to negate the need for a standalone tablet. Apple's closest Android rivals are Samsung, HTC and LG. Their flagships phones are popular in the phablet marketplace.

It was natural for Apple to respond with a bigger size phone. We are slowly getting to a world where people prefer screens larger than 4 inches but still want their phones to not weight as much as tablets and easily manageable with one hand.

The Phablet is here to stay. It should come as no surprise if you see more iPhone 6 Plus phones on the street than the smaller iPhone 6.