iPad Pro and iPhone 6s Plus

Stephen Aquino on MacStories:

At 12.9 inches, the iPad Pro's display is the best thing to happen to my vision in a long time. Its effects aren't only about pixel density or color accuracy; it's about sheer size. The iPad Pro's screen is huge and has completely transformed how I work. Everything I see on the iPad is better simply by virtue of the big screen, from managing email to browsing the Web to typing on the virtual keyboard. Throw in iOS 9's multitasking features – the app switcher notwithstanding – and I think it's fair to say iPad Pro is the most accessible computer Apple's ever built.

Which brings us to the iPad Pro's halo effect. Using the tablet daily over the past couple of months has taught me that bigger truly is better for me. My eyes love big screens, so much so that I started wondering if I should reconsider my stance on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. "If the iPad Pro's screen is so great and the device itself not too cumbersome to handle," I thought, "why couldn't that same logic apply to the iPhone?"

While I don't use iPad Pro or the iPhone 6s Plus for accessibility reasons, transitioning from the iPad Air 2 to the iPad Pro did immediately make me want a larger phone.

The Air 2 was a device I used everywhere. From my desk to the bed, I would read, write and more on the iPad. While I adore my iPad Pro, it's not as nice for usage while lounging as its smaller counterpart. And while I was reluctant in 2014 to move from my 4 inch iPhone 5 to the 4.7 inch iPhone 6, the lack of a small iPad made me feel constrained by those 4.7 inches.

In December I upgraded to a 6s Plus, and I couldn't be happier. I use it not only as a consumption device, but with the launch of Ulysses for iPhone, I am writing a lot (including most of this post) on my phone. The iPad Pro is my primary computer and the 6s Plus handles my work on the go. While there are plenty of things iOS could improve software wise, I think I'll be sticking with these tools for awhile.

Now if only my Apple Watch was faster...