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Cook: Phablet vendors make ‘tradeoffs’ that sacrifice quality for size

Cook: Phablet manufacturers make 'trade offs' that sacrifice quality for size

While some fans of larger screens may be clamoring for Apple to launch its own 5-inch “iPhablet,” Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t see his company releasing such a device unless it’s a significant improvement from the current selections being offered by the likes of Samsung and LG. MacRumors has spotted an interesting tidbit from Cook’s earnings call on Tuesday in which Cook criticizes phablet manufacturers for allegedly sacrificing quality for size in their quest to make the largest screens possible.

“Some customers value large screen size,” Cook said. “Others value other factors such as resolution, color quality, white balance, reflectivity, power consumption, compatibility of apps, and portability. Our competitors have made some significant tradeoffs in many of these areas to ship a larger display. We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these tradeoffs exist.”

Cook also said that his company’s iPhone 5 has “the best display in the industry” even if it isn’t as large as the Galaxy Note II and other giant-sized smartphones.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.