… isn’t anything grabbing the headlines or swirling around the blogosphere. As measured by iPad usage time, the most important iPad app is the simple Safari browser.
This definitely lines up with my own usage and confirms the iPad as a tool used primarily for consumption, not creation. And that’s one reason why I don’t see the MacBook Air as a direct “competitor,” even though there is sure to be cannibalization of sales (to an extent). It’s the consumption experience of the iPad and other tablet-type devices that will still distinguish them from laptop computers in the traditional sense.
Perhaps in the future what we’ll see is a continuing merging of features as we’ve seen in the Air. Next up, an Air whose keyboard folds up completely, turning it into an iOS-interface / touch-screen tablet?