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Apple on Blu-Ray, Touch Screen Displays, Netbooks

During the Question and Answer session of yesterday's media event, Steve Jobs responded to a number of questions of interest. The Apple Core blog summarizes the answers. Of note:

Blu-Ray - "Its great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, were waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace."

TouchScreen Display - "so far it hasnt made a lot of sense to us."

Netbook (low cost laptop) - "a nascent market thats just getting started."

While Apple did drop the price of the lowest-end MacBook yesterday to $999, that model retains the old MacBook architecture and casing. Readers should note, however, that the new entry level MacBook ($999) now ships with a SuperDrive. The previous $1099 MacBook contained only a Combo Drive.