Why the MacBook Air?

Apple just released their super slim MacBook Air. I got to thinking, this is perfect, it’s super portable, you can carry it around easily and keep in touch wirelessly from your couch, coffee shop, et c. It doesn’t have the real power of a full-blown computer, so you probably would be able to do all your work on it. Instead, it is perfect to read email, browse the web, look at pictures, maybe some other stuff.

Wait? Doesn’t the iPhone and/or iPod Touch already read email, browse the web, look at pictures and do a bunch of other stuff? With your data plan, it also does it at a lot more places… and it’s a lot more portable and a lot cheaper.

It seems that Apple already has a mobile platform, they should focus on it. The MacBook Air is a distraction from it.