Tim Cook feels that the Microsoft Surface Book “tries too hard to do too much”
Even though Apple and Microsoft claim that both companies get along just fine, things are a different story when you measure product lineups. While Microsoft has done an amazing job at bringing its apps to iOS, its hardware products are clearly trying to compete with Apple in every way, even if Microsoft is primarily a software company. Apple is never the type to silence opinions on competitors though, and today we hear what Tim Cook has to say.
Apple’s CEO recently started his iPad Pro publicity tour, and while in an Iris college he did have some things to say about the Microsoft Surface Book. According to Cook, “It’s a product that tries too hard to do too much,” and given the fact that “it’s trying to be a tablet and a notebook, it really succeeds at being neither.” As such, Cook’s final conclusion is that the product is “sort of deluded.”
This perspective is sort of contradicting if you measure Apple’s new iPad Pro, which also tries to be productive, but doesn’t provide users with enough horse power to get that done. Time will tell what concept reigns supreme.