Apple says netbooks are junk

Saturday, April 25, 2009 Leave a Comment

Apple the company which adds an "i" to every product it owns has said that netbooks are junky.

"When I'm looking at what's sold in the netbook market, I see cramped keyboards, junky hardware, very small screens, bad software," said Cook during Apple's financial analyst call. He went on to slam netbooks, saying they were "Not a consumer experience that we would put the Mac brand on", said Apple's COO, Tim Cook.

"As it exists today, we're not interested in it nor would it be something customers would be interested in the long term," added Cook. That is not to say Apple won't make a netbook, but if the firm does decide to make one, expect it to be a lot different from what's currently on the market.

"We are looking at the space," Cupertino's Jobs stand-in admitted, but noted "for those who want a small computer that does browsing [and] email, they might want an Iphone or Ipod Touch".

Unless of course "we find a way to deliver an innovative product that really makes a contribution," said Cook, in which case "we'll do that".

[Source: theInquirer]