During the earnings call, Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook took yet another chance to let the world know that Apple is not developing a netbook. At least not one that looks anything like the netbooks flooding the market today.
Engadget quotes Cook saying that netbooks today have “cramped keyboards, junky hardware, very small screen, bad software” and says these aren’t the type of products that Apple would “put the Mac brand on.” He says Apple’s not interested in thee netbooks and that he doesn’t think they’re “something consumers would be interested in the long term.”
In other words, Cook says netbooks are just a passing fad and while he doesn’t rule out the possibility of Apple bringing a new “innovative product” to market, he basically implies that you can use an iPhone or iPod Touch to do everything you can do with a netbook.
You know what? I’m not even going to bother with a counterpoint here. I’ll leave that to you. Comment away!
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