So much for the excitement from hoping for cheaper products from Apple, the Cupertino-based company which is known for tagging its products with high price, has made a statement to clear out the ongoing rumors of a voice only iPhone & a Mac netbook version.
It was Tim Cook, the acting chief executive who's in charge while Steve Jobs is taking his medical leave of absence, stated (as reported by Apple Insider): "We are constantly evaluating the best way to play in these markets. We know there's a huge opportunity here, and we will make adjustments in the future there to play in a better way."No iPhone Nano
Here's the quoted Tim Cook's statement that literally crushed my, yours, and every iPhone Nano owners-wannabe's dream: "You know us, we're not going to play in the low-end voice phone business. That's not who we are. That's not why we're here. We'll let somebody do that, our goal is not to be the unit share leader in the phone industry. It is to build the best phone." *sob*
No Mac netbook
As if that isn't enough to destroy our hope, Cook also closed down the door for cheaper version of MacBook in the form of popular netbook: "We're watching that space, but right now from our point of view, the products in there are principally based on hardware that's much less powerful than we think customers want, software technology that is not good, cramped keyboards, small displays."
But of course we can't entirely blame Apple for not wanting to produce cheap products, because cheap price tag also means cheap materials used to make the products; and we don't want that from Apple right? Although IMHO it doesn't hurt anybody if Apple can lower the price of their MacBook line-ups, cause I've been badly wanting to own one since like forever... ~LOL~