Apple may be cruising for a bruising in the laptop market, with or without a new super-duper much-rumored tablet-like thing it refuses to confirm, and which it will be loath to call a netbook. But it may not matter, since Apple isn't always about market share.
Small, relatively inexpensive, lightweight laptops geared to Web-based computing are gaining in popularity; even vendors like Intel and Qualcomm — not known as device manufacturers — are jumping into the market (Qualcomm is calling its device a “smartbook”). Of course, traditional hardware device makers like Dell and HP are also introducing netooks.
To read more, please see Why Apple's In No Netbook Rush on my Tech Business blog on The Faster Times.