Originally Posted by paxman
And what market segment would this be aimed at? I just can't see it. I mean, if you can't stick it in your pocket, why not get an Air or a MacBook?
"That would be 'What is the on-the-go everyday user market', Alex..."
As for the size, I have no problem fitting a standard steno pad into many of the pockets on my clothing. Back pockets of jeans, inside pockets of jackets, outside pockets of blazers...
And there are a good number of folks these days who carry some type of bag around with them wherever they go, a steno pad sized 10" Apple netbook/tablet would slide into these just fine.
I for one would welcome a device that lets me carry around my email accounts, the internet & assorted iLife/iWork projects in a package no larger than a standard steno pad (only thicker), yet allow me to connect to a larger screen & full size input devices while at home.
For all those who start going on about how that is the (eventual) role of the iPhone, NO!
I don't want to squint at a tiny screen, I don't want to try and interact with data on a tiny interface. That may be fine for the younger folks here, but some of us have old eyes, and need bigger screens to see what we are doing!
And for those that respond 'just buy an Air or a MacBook", too large...
I also think, no matter what he says, Jobs HAS to be looking into the netbook market. I would bet it burns his ass to see various netbooks on the web that are hacked to run OS X, especially the new Dell.
The Trifecta of Apple goodness, as defined by MacRonin...?!?
MacBook/Air uni-body derived 10" convertible laptop/tablet
Mac mini (nano?) turned home server/media center
Add a 60" flat-panel HDTV monitor & a surround sound system, good to go!