The Tablet: Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Richard J. Anderson:

The problem is that the tablet as a form factor, is being squeezed from both sides: bigger smartphones that can do all the things a modern tablet can do, and thinner, lighter laptops that can do all the things a modern tablet can do—and more.

Within the Apple world, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is the rock, the 12-inch MacBook is the hard place, and the iPad — both the 7.9-inch iPad mini and the 9.7-inch iPad Air — is between the two, being squeezed, hard.