Why Apple Tablet? Consider The Oft-Wished For Sub $1,000 MacBook
Despite the increasing silliness of debating the pros and cons of a product we know little about, I’ll respond to this post doubting the rumored Apple Tablet in the simplest way possible.
I plan to purchase an Apple Tablet as a MacBook replacement. If it costs between $600 and $900 – cheaper than any current MacBook, and my aging MacBook which I paid about $1199 for – it will personally, be a no-brainer.
Maybe we shouldn’t think of it as a big iPhone but instead, the cheapest portable MacBook ever made. So many have criticized Apple for not selling a sub $1,000 portable computer. A touch user interface alone would differentiate it from even cheaper PC laptops and justify a relatively higher price.
Then add in the certainty that Apple has some angle to differentiate it from an iPhone. Not having to pay a monthly fee would be one, the larger screen another, some fancy new UI for watching movies and reading books another, etc.
Based on watching Apple for years, doubting them is folly. If as rumored, this tablet has been refined by Apple and Jobs himself over years, they’ve certainly considered of all the failings of past tablets a million times over, from mass appeal to form factor to price – and they must have answers, or they wouldn’t even be bothering with this product. They must believe it will sell hundreds of thousands if not millions or it wouldn’t be released.
Apple doesn’t release products on a whim, which is why they’ve had more successes than failures over the past decade.