Blu-ray is a 'bag of hurt' - no netbook planned, says Steve Jobs

At Apple's special MacBook event Q&A session, Steve Jobs said Apple was holding off on incorporating the technology, because “Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt.” I don't mean from the consumer point of view. It's great to watch movies, but the licensing is so complex, Jobs said. “We're waiting until things settle down, and waiting until Blu-ray takes off in […]

At Apple's special MacBook event Q&A session, Steve Jobs said Apple was holding off on incorporating the technology, because “Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt.” I don't mean from the consumer point of view. It's great to watch movies, but the licensing is so complex, Jobs said. “We're waiting until things settle down, and waiting until Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace before we burden our customers with the cost of the licensing and the cost of the drives.”

Jobs also responded to a question about whether Apple would release a low-cost netbook -- a small laptop designed primarily for Internet usage -- which was rumored to be arriving Tuesday. The CEO told the audience that netbooks are “a nascent market that's just getting started.”

“We'll see how it goes,” Jobs added.

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