An Apple Netbook – Apple’s New Product Line?

After the October Notebook event, the hopes of Apple freeing a netbook seemed long past. Steve Jobs said all through a query and answer consultation that “we will see the way it is going”. At the time of that assertion, Jobs stated the marketplace turned into too small.

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But you have to surprise whether or not Apple changed into completely telling the truth or not. Steve might also had been proper, in saying that they were not releasing on one NOW [at the time of the event, October 14th] however who is aware of how far ‘away’ that technology is. The era is there, they have created the MacBook Air that is smaller and mild weight in comparison to their different notebooks, it is only a matter of whilst Apple gets it to their requirements.

Besides generation, another aspect going into his feedback, I consider, is that Apple by no means wants to take income far from their own merchandise. Why tell humans a netbook is coming quickly, whilst you can inform them to buy a Macbook, then in a few months release the Netbook [or Macbook Mini]. Now I’m no longer announcing that is a terrible thing, or that Apple is a liar and should not be trusted, in truth its top enterprise. Apple’s enterprise model is quite fantastic, thinking about you can not cross anywhere without seeing, hearing, talking, respiratory i-Something. So for they to hold off at the netbook to make manner for his or her new product line is a no-brainer.

You could also argue that the $999 Macbook IS a [high-end] netbook. Granted it is larger, bulkier, and extra high priced then your common netbook, it does off the equal functionality [and more] even as nonetheless costing tons less than a regular Apple pocket book.

As Apple updates their notebooks to appearance more just like the MacBook Air [and iMac], I consider there is an immense ability to streamline Apple’s ENTIRE product line. Right now, the iPod has the Shuffle, Nano, Classic, and Touch; the notebooks are: Macbook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air; and the desktops are: Mac Pro, iMac, and Mac Mini. Now there are a lot of names that cross among these product traces, and even as I don’t think it’s that complicated, I assume they may use some better strategies to condense them into simpler classes.

Since Apple launched their first iMac, they were seeking to serve two varieties of customers, the hardcore, energy-users and the average user. Since then, Apple has broadened their scope, offereing many different models in between, to accommodate for any type of user. They have created fashions each beneath, and above their flagship merchandise that does that thoroughly. But I think with all of that one of a kind models and names, it’s a bit disshovelled.

To combat this, Apple should relaunch an entire new tiered gadget. This could create a bridge between product lines in addition to creating an less difficult buying device for those searching to shop for a product in a special line. Like Apple has been doing, it might integrate this new colour scheme of Aluminum frame with black accents on all of its products [including black key’s on keyboards]. From their desktops, to video display units, to notebooks, to iPod’s. The simplest exception is for the iPod Nano which would be the access level iPod and are available many colors [as it does now]. Not most effective would the color scheme match, however the product strains in popular could interweave. My thought could be to create a 4 tier product system at some point of the 3 lines:

The Macbook Touch would be Apple’s access into the tablet marketplace. Running on a sophisticated iPhone OS, this will be just like the Macbook Nano in length, but be one piece with a complete contact display screen. Potential include comparable external buttons as the iPhone/iPod Touch such as a extent rocker, a Hold button [to lock the screen, requiring a password upon entry], and a Home button to bring you returned to the computer. The OS could be a fusion of OSX and the iPhone OS, using similar icons/apps because the iPhone [wouldn’t have any sort of iLife or iWork], however with a start menu and tool bar like OSX.

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The iMac Touch will be the first Apple touch screen computing device. Keeping a comparable layout, the screen would be a well known 243 and be full touch display. You should optionally get stressed out/wireless keyboard/robust mouse, however, it would not be blanketed within the package. It might be able to run a complete model of OSX [with touch controls, much like 2, 3, and 4 finger gestures on MacBooks now]. Not many adjustments want to be made with the modern iMac aside from along with touchscreen at some stage in the screen, as well as an up to date OS.

Now I understand that is an intensive alternate that would take a long time [not in one event] but I think that this will actually convey the Apple community together. By breaking up their merchandise into organizations it’d make it simpler for new adopters to ‘in shape’ into a group and be able to see what is proper for them. Each of the above products might have its personal customization and size alternatives like they do now. Many of the things I referred to above are new technology that I trust Apple will sooner or later put into effect, so why now not to it with style?

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For the file that is ALL just a ‘wishlist’ and has little to no foundation on any facts. If you guys are inspired with the aid of what you read, please leave a comment on what you think Apple must do? Do you think they may make a hint display pc, desktop, netbook? Leave me feedback on what you suspect! I wish you enjoyed analyzing, and in case you did, why no longer think about subscribing?

Amanda R. Dubose

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