That new iPad mini is the perfect take-everywhere device. Wouldn't it be great if you could use it to replace your iPhone?
Unlike some Android tablets, which are pretty much just big phones, the iPad has some curious limitations that stop you from using it as a full-on iPhone replacement. It can't make regular phone calls or receive SMS messages. It has no Wallet app, and it can't pair with an Apple Watch. You can kind of work around some of these limits, but it's such a shame that Apple doesn't make it possible to go solo with the iPad. Especially the fantastic new mini.
“[Apple has] geared the iPhone to be a great way to communicate with friends, family, and business partners,” June Escalada, iPhone and iPad user, and Photoshop teacher, told Lifewire via email. “However, the iPad is better for getting things done. It has a larger screen with more accessibility to apps, making it the go-to for work and play.”