Each day the rumors get dumber and dumber, and the most current collection of crap from Boy Genius Report is a poster child for every that is wrong with rumor mongering.
In this report which says almost nothing at all, there is allusions that Apple will release a $99 netbook (the last point in an article ALL about Apple suggests that At&t’s first $99 netbook WON’T be Windows based…alluding to an OSX or iPhone OS based device), a QWERTY keyboard on the iPhone, and a few other tidbits of nonsense.
Just to clarify – here’s a list of 2 Things you WILL NOT see from Apple in 2009.
1) A Physical Qwerty Keyboard on the iPhone – There will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER…(deep breath)….NEVER, NEVER, NEVER be a physical Qwerty keyboard on the iPhone. The day Apple releases an iPhone with a physical Qwerty keyboard on it is the day I stop writing on this site.
It will NEVER happen.
2) Apple releasing a $99 Netbook – Look we’ve all heard of this company called Apple before, right? We have SOME kind of idea about how they do business don’t we? They don’t do low-end. Even subsidized low-end. If Apple did release a Netbook and it was subsidized through an At&t 3G data plan, I could see it being less expensive than a traditional Macbook sure — but not $99…that’s even undercutting the iPhone.
Best case scenario, in my opinion, is that the iPhone goes down to $99, and we see a “netbook” of some kind in the $299 to $599 range.
This stuff, again, is just getting absurd.
Of course, I’m getting to a point where all I can do is complain about it…and I promise, I will try to come up with something else to talk about…but MAN – it’s just getting so out of hand, I don’t know what to do.
What do you think?