Rumor I Want to be True: Cult of Mac Purported Apple Netbook Photo

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This is one of those “I want to believe this rumor is true” rumors. It comes by way of Cult of Mac who asks…

Is THIS the New Apple Netbook???

…and provides a photos of a purported Apple netbook that is 9.5 inches wide (look at the ruler) and what appears to be 6 inches from front to back. This would make it a bit smaller (and maybe lighter) than my Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch display model which is about 9.75 inches wide and 6.5 inches from front to back. The inference is that its screen can’t be any larger than 8 or 9 inches diagonal.

Quite honestly, I expected something more than a shrunken MacBook for Apple’s netbook design. What did I expect? Maybe something like the Star Trek Next Generation PADD?

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My friend @jochenWolters set me straight by pointing me to this Gizmodo item that exposes the fake netbook…

“Apple Netbook” Student Project Is a Pencil-Drawn Beauty