Look what happened to smartphones. They grew up to become tablets. Ron explains:
The original iPhone was 3.5-inches. iPhones 4 to 5 were 4-inches. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus through 8 and 8 Plus brought us 4.7-inch and 5.5 inch displays, respectively. Today, iPhone Xs is 5.8-inches, iPhone XR is 6.1-inches, and iPhone Xs Max is a whopping 6.5-inches.
Even bigger smartphones are coming from Apple competitors.
What’s going on? Smartphones are becoming the new tablets and that might explain why tablet sales– including iPad– are in the dumpers the past few years.