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Get over it! There’s no Apple netbook


There is nothing, I repeat nothing to the rumor that Apple is going to release a netbook. There may be a tablet-sized iPhone/iTouch, but that’s an entirely different kettle of fish.

Why not? First, there’s no proof what-so-ever that Apple is planning any kind of netbook. Yes, I know you read a story somewhere saying that it was on its way. You know what? Every last, lousy one of those so-called news stories trace back to one (1) story in the Taiwanese Chinese-language newspaper, Commercial Times .

You know what that story actually says? The DigiTimes’ English translation, reads, “Wintek [a display panel vendor] revealed that it is currently working with Apple to develop some new products, but it said it does not know what applications the new products are for. Wintek added that no shipment schedule has been worked out yet, but shipments are likely to begin in the second half of the year.”

That’s it. Everything else, and I mean everything, has been spinning off this solitary story. And, this doesn’t even directly hint that Apple is working on a netbook.

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