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In one tweet, here's why Apple will be happy to watch the iPhone 6 kill the iPad Mini

The actual iPhone 5 next to the front panel of what may be the iPhone 6.

Above: The actual iPhone 5 next to the front panel of what may be the iPhone 6.

Apple is reportedly going to release a 5.5-inch iPhone this fall. When it does that, it will probably cause even more pain for the iPad business, which is in a surprising decline right now. After all, why do you need a big iPhone and an iPad, which is basically just a bigger iPhone? So, this is bad news for Apple, right? Its iPad business will tank and it will be hosed, right? Um, no. This tweet explains why not:

Some explanation: The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is expected to go for $750 unsubsidized. The iPad Mini goes for $399. Selling the more expensive iPhone is better for Apple.

This story originally appeared on Business Insider.


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