I read an article this morning that said that “[the] company received approval from the U.S. Patent Office this week for a patent for a MacBook with a cellular antenna and a rotating display. Such a MacBook could have the super thin qualities of the MacBook Air and the cellular connectivity and touchscreen versatility of the iPad.”
If this is so, this could be the single greatest decision for Apple since the iPhone, and iPad. Here’s why. If Apple puts out a tablet/hybrid MacBook air that has Apple’s Mac OS X then it will become extremely popular. Tablets have, in the past year or so, taken off with the first iPad. If Apple decides to make this additional tablet/MacBook hybrid, people will want it because the tablet industry is very popular.
Having said this, including Mac OS X on this tablet will make Mac sales go sky-high. People who are PC and Mac users alike use and enjoy tablets. Putting Mac OS X into a tablet will give people the opportunity to experience Mac. That may be a bit confusing so allow me to summarize. Tablet sales provide for A LOT of Apple sales, Mac, unfortunately not so much. People who don’t buy Macs, don’t because they don’t know if they’ll like Mac OS. But people like tablets and more importantly they like iPads. They trust Apple to make good tablets. If they buy a Mac OS X tablet then not only do they have a good tablet but they will also see that Apple Macs have really good OSs after all. Because of this positive experience they will more likely buy Macs. It is because of this that Apple will see a big shoot-up of Mac sales.
People tried the iPad and liked it. People will try the Mac OS tablet/MacBook and like it and buy desktop Macs or additional MacBooks. One thing that would secure Apple’s success in this product is NOT putting just the Mac App Store but either try and get all the apps in the iOS store in the Mac App Store or just put the iOS store (in a Mac interface) in the device. I am looking forward to what Apple does next with this idea. How about you? Are you excited about a possible Mac OS tablet? If Apple were to make one, would you buy it, considering iPads success? If not, why? Comment below and subscribe.
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MacBook Touch if released will be the main competitor of Ipad. It does not make sense for Apple to create two products that will be competing against each other.
Mark, for Apple to do this, they would have to come up with a way to have the two products work together instead of against each other, if they could do this they have a goldmine on their hands.