Jeffrey Mincey has an idea.
The idea is cool, inviting, compelling even. A single device that acts as a tablet and a notebook. Take it anywhere and it does anything. Unfortunately, all those touchscreen Windows-based PCs-cum-tablets haven’t exactly caught the world on fire and, overall, PC sales continue to decline.
But what if Apple built such a hybrid?
Think of a slightly smaller MacBook with a 10.5-inch display and a full-size keyboard. The 10.5-inch screen would be the iPad. Add the detachable keyboard and it instantly becomes the smallest Mac.
And why it won’t happen.
I do not doubt that Apple could do such a Mac iPad hybrid the way it should be done. But is that what Apple wants? No. Hybrids are an extra level of complexity for users. And as Apple’s product line stands now, most of us Mac users also buy iPads so the company still gets two sales.