Apple’s not really fond of the new low cost PC phenomena which netbooks have brought in and when Apple’s interim CEO, Tim Cook was asked about this during an earnings call – he did the obvious, thrashed it. He said, “when I look at netbooks, I see cracked keyboards, terrible software, junky hardware, very small screens. It’s just not a good consumer experience and not something we would put the Mac brand on. It’s a segment we would not choose to play in.” He also put his marketing traits to use and said if people are so desperate for a Mac netbook they should try out iPhone or iPod Touch.
Well, it maybe some harsh words but practically speaking Apple won’t be overlooking such a huge market potential.If Apple comes out with a device similar to netbook, there can be two possibilities – they’ll either churn out a larger sized iPod Touch (an only touchscreen device) or will have a computer sorted with all the current flaws of netbook but won’t be called a netbook.