Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Strong Sales Drive a Robust Quarter for Apple - NYTimes.com

I’m still betting on an Apple device that will essentially be a super-sized iPod Touch, before the end of the year

Mr. Cook took the opportunity of a conference call with media and Wall Street analysts to again criticize the low-cost, pared-down computers known as netbooks, which had provided one of the few bright spots in the computer industry. He said that many netbook buyers became disappointed and that the devices were “very slow, they have software technology that is old, they don’t have a robust computing experience, they lack horsepower, they have small displays and cramped keyboards.”

Though analysts wonder whether Apple could introduce its own low-cost computer — or at least some kind of economical tablet reading device — Mr. Cook said Apple would only deliver a product “that is very innovative and that is something we are very proud of.”

Strong Sales Drive a Robust Quarter for Apple - NYTimes.com

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