Is the iPhone 4 an iPad killer? Thatâ€™s the question posed by Dan Frommer on Forbesâ€™ Velocity tech blog. Of course itâ€™s mainly just a juicy headline to get you to read the feature, but I kind of know what heâ€™s getting at. Although it would be ridiculous to suggest that the iPhone 4 could â€œkillâ€ the iPad - the two are completely different entities, after all - the media frenzy surrounding the iPhone 4â€™s June 24th release has certainly drawn attention away from the iPad.
As Frommer points out, since the iPadâ€™s release, itâ€™s been the centre of a marketing and media blitz as the must-have gadget of the moment, but now the talk is understandably all about the iPhone 4.
Frommer ponders if the iPhone 4â€™s much-vaunted â€œretina displayâ€ will put the iPad's screen to shame.
â€œDoes this mean our iPad display will look like crap after spending a few hours with the iPhone 4?â€ he frets.
Frommer concludes that it's inevitable that the iPad will be temporarily driven off the front pages and the blogs next week, but once iPhone 4 launch fever has dissipated a little, the two devices will be happily coexisting side-by-side, with the iPad being more of a home-based unit and the iPhone 4 being something to keep with you in your pocket on the go.