Apple’s Steve Jobs: Our iPhone is as Powerful as Netbooks
During the recent Apple Conference Call, Apple’s Steve Jobs accomodate the clamor of the press people for a sit-down interview. And one of the questions raised was whether the company is planning on coming up with an Apple netbook anytime soon.
Fortunately or unfortunately (no matter which side you’re on), Steve Jobs said that releasing an Apple netbook is not in his company’s plan. According to Steve Jobs:
“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.
However, Jobs referred to the iPhone as their product which could possible match with most netbooks in the market today. If netbooks fulfill the purpose of browsing the Internet, mobile email, connectivity to cellular network, then there’s no need for Apple to release their own netbook.
Jobs did mention though, that they are still observing the netbook market and awaiting how this so called, “nascent” netbook market would evolve, before Apple do some game-changing moves.
So, what do you think? Will Apple manage to trim down the cost of their MacBooks to come up with an Apple netbook which will carry the same functionality and sophisticated quality of their MacBook machines?