An Apple Netbook – Apple’s New Product Line?

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


Steve might also have been proper in saying that they were not releasing one NOW [at the time of the event, October 14th]; however, who is aware of how far ‘away’ that technology is. But you have to surprise whether or not Apple changed into completely telling the truth or not. The era is there; they have created the MacBook Air that is smaller and mild weight compared 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 release the Netbook [or Macbook Mini] in a few months. Now I’m no longer announcing that is a terrible thing or that Apple is a liar and should not be trusted; in truth, it’s top enterprise. Apple’s enterprise model is fantastic; thinking about you can not cross anywhere without seeing, hearing, talking, respiratory i-Something. So for them to hold off at the netbook to make manner for their 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 than your common netbook. It does equal functionality [and more] even as it costs tons less than a regular Apple pocketbook.

As Apple updates their notebooks to appear more like the MacBook Air [and iMac], I consider there is an immense ability to streamline Apple’s ENTIRE product line. 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 many names 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 have been seeking to serve two varieties of customers, the hardcore, energy-users and the average user. Since then, Apple has broadened their scope, offering many different models in between, to accommodate any user. They have created fashions, each beneath and above their flagship merchandise that does that thoroughly. But I think with all of those one-of-a-kind models and names; it’s a bit disheveled.

To combat this, Apple should relaunch an entire new tiered gadget. This could create a bridge between product lines and create a less difficult buying device for those searching for shopping for a product in a special line. Like Apple has been doing, it might integrate this new color scheme of the Aluminum frame with black accents on all of its products [including black keys on keyboards]. From their desktops to video display units, to notebooks, to iPods. The simplest exception is for the iPod Nano, the access level iPod, and it is available in 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 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 iLife or iWork], however, with a start menu and toolbar like OSX.


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. With. The HIt might run a complete OSX model [with touch controls, like 2, 3, and 4 finger gestures on MacBooks now]. You should optionally get stressed out with/wireless keyboard/robust mouse. However, it would not be blanketed within the package. Not many adjustments want to be made with the modern iMac aside from touchscreen at some stage in the screen and 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 this will actually connect the Apple community. Breaking up their merchandise into organizations would make it simpler for new adopters to ‘in shape’ into a group and 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 mentioned above are new technology that I trust Apple will put into effect sooner or later, so why do it with style?

That is ALL just a ‘wishlist’ and has little to no foundation on any facts for the file. 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? Could you 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

Spent high school summers getting to know dogmas in Minneapolis, MN. Spent several years merchandising walnuts worldwide. My current pet project is researching Slinkies in Jacksonville, FL. Spoke at an international conference about testing the market for action figures in Hanford, CA. Spent the better part of the 90's lecturing about cellos in Orlando, FL. Spent 2001-2007 building sausage in Naples, FL. Tv fanatic. Internetaholic. Travel expert. Incurable zombie nerd. Coffee advocate. Hardcore web trailblazer. Gamer.