Apple’s Strategy On Netbook

While most laptop company has already jump into the netbook game, many people is now wondering if Apple will join the crowd. And on the recent conference call announcing Apple’s blowout quarter, Wall Street analysts have a chance to ask Steve Job this question. Here’s the response from Steve Job:

Jobs acknowledged that there are segments of the market that the company serves, and some it does not. Netbooks are apparently part of the latter. “We don’t know how to make a $500 computer that’s not a piece of junk, and our DNA will not let us ship that,” Jobs said.

“You know one of our entrants into that category, if you will, is the iPhone, for browsing the Internet and doing email doing all the things that a netbook lets you do. And can be connected via the celluar net wherever you are. The iPhone is a pretty good solution for that, and it fits in your pocket. But we’ll wait and see how that nascent market evolves, and we have some pretty good ideas if it does.”

Read the full article on Gearlog.


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