Microsoft may have melded the tablet and laptop together into one device, but Apple has no plans to do likewise, according to CEO Tim Cook.
Last week, Cook described Microsoft’s Surface Book as “diluted,” and he told Independent.ie that customers aren’t looking for a “converged Mac and iPad.”
“Because what that would wind up doing, or what we're worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You'd begin to compromise in different ways."
Meanwhile, Cook says that the iPad Pro will make a suitable replacement for a desktop or laptop PC. But he insists that PCs and Macs are very different, so while the iPad Pro may kill off the PC, it won’t make the Mac obsolete. We sense that he has an agenda…
Apple may not be planning to launch a hybrid device, but if the Surface Book sells well, you can be sure that the company will reconsider its statement. After all, it previously maintained that it wouldn’t increase the size of the iPhone’s screen or implement a stylus. So, never say never.