Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 21:58 UTC
Apple During the conference call yesterday about Apple's financial results, COO Tim Cook reiterated Apple's negative stance towards the netbook market. While many of us might want to see a relatively cheap Apple netbook with Mac OS X, all the recent figures do seem to confirm that it simply isn't a good idea for Apple.
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Apple NetBooks
by Drumhellar on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 22:10 UTC
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2005-07-12

$500 desktop PCs have been popular for a long time, but Apple is barely in that market with the Mac Mini (and that's more like $700 after keyboard, mouse, and monitor).

In a way, I think he is right about the iPod Touch and the iPhone being in that market, in that if they decided to enter the Netbook market, it would be far closer to one of those devices than their laptop offerings.

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RE: Apple NetBooks
by Jon Dough on Sat 25th Apr 2009 21:54 in reply to "Apple NetBooks"
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2005-11-30

In a way, I think he is right about the iPod Touch and the iPhone being in [the netbook] market.


While I wouldn't consider the iPod Touch a netbook, I would consider it -- and use it as -- a PDA. In fact, once my Dell Axim X51v bites the dust, I most likely will go with an iPod Touch to replace it.

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RE[2]: Apple NetBooks
by Drumhellar on Sat 25th Apr 2009 22:34 in reply to "RE: Apple NetBooks"
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2005-07-12

Well, I think it accomplishes the same tasks most use a netbook for, and if Apple were to make a netbook, it would use the same software and software distribution model as the iPhone/iPod touch.

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