The Screen-Size Debate: How the iPhone 6 Plus Impacts Where We Read & Watch

Some interesting statistics from the guys and gals at the read-it-later service Pocket:

The bigger your phone’s screen, the more time you’ll spend reading / watching on it.

 Users who upgraded to an iPhone 6 now view content on their phones 72% of the time, up from 55% when on a smaller screen. Those who went big and bought an iPhone 6 Plus consume content on their phones 80% of the time – the same ratio of phone to tablet reading as seen on Android.

In fact, the bigger your phone’s screen, the more you’ll read / watch as a whole. 

We saw that users with both an iPhone and an iPad consumed significantly more content as soon as they upgraded to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Those with the 6 now open 33% more articles and videos inside Pocket than they did with a 5/5S, and those with the 6 Plus open 65% more items than they did with a smaller phone.

The bigger your phone is, the less you’re going to use your iPad. 

Users with an iPhone 6 now read on their tablets 19% less during the week and 27% less over the weekend. Those with a 6 Plus are on their tablets 31% less during the week and 36% less over the weekend.

That being said, there remains one place where tablets still hold reign: your nightstand.

Regardless of which iPhone they have, users still reach for their iPads around 9pm for some late-night, bedtime reading.

Since I've move up the 6 Plus, my iPad mini has sadly been reassigned to similar nightstand duties.