Yes, I would certainly buy this as my current iPad just sits in a corner unused most of the time. I find it to be just a larger iPhone as without access to the file system, documents stored within different apps and no freedom to download what I like and file it somewhere that suits me, makes for a very limited user experience. I have no need for the OS to make decisions about how to organise my documents as I am quite capable of making a better job of it myself.
You are obviously entitled to your opinion, and in theory that sounds like it might be useful. But based on my experiences with iPads, and Surface RT/2 devices, I can say that in reality that would be a nightmare.
Apple is happy to let the MacBook Air canibalize MacBook Pro sales, and the iPod Touch canibalize iPhone sales.If we go with OSX on a tablet, then Apple will be cannibalizing its own sales, i.e., people who would be buying a MBA or even MBP would opt for this tablet. I'm also guessing that the tablet would be priced cheaper then a laptop which would further eat into Apple's laptop sales.
Yes. you are right. It is your dream.
Bingo. Parity of features is how they will 'merge' the two. But the hardware in the iOS devices does NOT have the power for full on Mac OS and getting the needed hardware to that form at a decent price isn't even close to happening. MAYBE in like 5-6 more years.Is this the 999th or the 1001st thread on this topic?
A OS X tablet wouldn't be that useful unless it had apps that were written to work in tablet mode. I believe Apple's plan is to gradually make iOS more powerful, and wait for more and more apps to be created for it, until one day, iOS does everything OS X does today.