Originally Posted by Superbass
How has that been proven? Don't you think price is part of the reason the Macbook outsells the Macbook Air?
That's not a good example. A better one would be how Apple is outselling the general PC market with more expensive computers.
The already are a mainstream product.
Netbooks are an extremely small fraction of over all computer sales, their numbers don't rival any other category.
A lot of netbooks have basically full-sized keys. Still a lot better than typing an essay up on a tablet.
The iPad can use a keyboard through USB or bluetooth.
The same way it works on a netbook? Full-featured with video chat, conferencing, etc. etc?
Now you are making disclaimers. Skype is overwhelming used to make phone calls, very little video communication.
If you show up somewhere and need to print, chances are there is a USB on hand, same with a projector, external hard drive, etc. Probably no proprietary iPad cables around, though.
Exactly what proprietary cables are you talking about? The iPad uses USB, mini stereo, WiFi, and bluetooth. All standard networking protocols.
Tell that to someone with a library of FLAC music on their home PC (quite common), content management system (quite common), or someone who wants to watch a DVD, or has some dvds ripped to MKV or another non-itunes format that they want to watch (also very common).
You are just making up problems.
MP3 is by far the most widely used music codec. To use FLAC you are just needlessly making life more difficult than it has to be.
Why would someone need to rip a DVD into MKV?
Flash has not caused the iPhone any problems. Content distributors simply bypass it and deliver H.264. There is no reason it has to be wrapped in Flash.
The iPhone, yet, but do you really think it'll replace the netbook or macbook for video editing, music recording, typing essays etc for most people?
Yes the iPad will outsell netbooks. The iPad is not trying to replace anything for content creation, my point is that there are lots of apps for that use.
Oh, I almost forgot in my original post, with a Netbook you can listen to music while having a spreadsheet, word document, web browser, email client and Skype open at the same time!
On an 11" screen? What's the point?