“Myth: According to the entire internet, Apple will, just after Christmas, sell a 4GB, $100 iPhone through Walmart. The usual excuse is made: Apple needs to sell cheaper hardware in ‘these troubled times,'” Charlie Sorrel blogs for Wired. “Fact: Apple will in fact sell iPhones through Walmart, but they will be the same ones you can get elsewhere, and at the same price. What every one of these analysts fails to understand is the Apple business model… Why on earth would Apple undercut its own successful iPhone line with a cheap version? If it can sell as many $200 or even $300 iPhones as it likes, why sell a $100 one?”
“Myth: Some day soon, Apple will release a touchscreen Mac tablet. It’ll be sort of like a Windows-based Tablet PC, except not lame,” Sorrel writes. “The thing is, Apple already makes a tablet PC, and it is the current iPod Touch.”
“Myth: Apple is just about to release a super-light, super-cheap netbook,” Sorrel writes. “One day, I’m sure, we’ll see a tiny MacBook with a proper keyboard and a trackpad you can actually use. But it will be awhile, and it will probably cost more than the competition.”
There’s much more explanation in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “walter” for the heads up.]