Apple is going to cannibalize sales of its most successful product by releasing a low-end notebook with razor-thin profit margins, according to analyst Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research Inc. From Computerworld:
Apple Inc. will introduce two netbooks at the MacWorld Conference and Expo next month that will be tied to the company’s App Store, as is its iPhone, an analyst said today.
“I don’t have any inside information,” said Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research Inc., as he spelled out his take on Apple’s next hardware move. “This is just by triangulation.”
You don’t say!
Nonetheless, I would love a Mac netbook, and hope it’s true. On the other hand, MSI’s Wind now runs OSX perfectly, so there’s no reason to live without the utility of such a thing, even if it isn’t made of Cupertino fairy dust.
So, here’s a question: what could Apple add to the industry standard netbook formula to make it special?
Apple will unveil netbooks next month, says analyst [Computerworld]