Cook off: Apple CEO insults the Microsoft Surface tablet calling it "confusing" and "comprimised"
0. phoneArena 25 Oct 2012, 18:05 posted on
Apple is on the attack and CEO Tim Cook is aiming right at the new Microsoft Surface tablet on the eve of its launch; the Apple executive called the slate "confusing" among other names and concludes that people will choose the Apple iPad...
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33. ajac09 (Posts: 1477; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Id buy it over an ipad any day of the week .. Tim are you just jelous that the metro interface is more "metro" then you are?
38. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
He is insulting surface because he is now threatend by the surface tablet. He used to attack other products when he thinks that others are better than his products(suing)
39. Airforce (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
Can you guys agree with me that Microsoft Surface is Sooo bringing Ipad down...its like since when Steve Jobs died Apple also died..Guys have u noticed that innovations created after Steve Jobs death has been like APPLE is just pressing the F5 button again and again..APPLE IS OUT OF INNOVATION...
40. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
WOW I didn't think Apple and MS went at each other anymore. I guess now it's just MS. Funny how Google (mostly) and now Apple go after MS but they never go back at them. Keep it above the fray MS. The Surface looks like a great product.
84. jroc74 (Posts: 5726; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I dont get this.
I never seen Google go after anything MS. Or Apple unless in defense against Android. I see MS going after Android phone makers and Apple ...well...being Apple.
43. Cyberchum (Posts: 605; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
And before this time next year, apple will out a tablet (not necessary an iPad) running on OS X to compete with Windows Pro tablets.
'you read it here first'.
58. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And someone else will be out with Ubuntu running on tablet. That would really complete everything for the real OS battle to start on ntablets ...
46. Aeires (unregistered)
He actually had one on stage? What a douche bag move.
Only people who feel threatened constantly mention the competition. Since Android took off, that's what Apple does on a regular basis.
47. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Tim Cook is such a jack a$$ now he doesn't even want MS to make a tablet and I'm sure he wouldn't even sue them
49. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1404; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
What Cook does not Understand That a Microsoft "Surface Pro" especially is not a
General Tablet. Folks it is a Tablet "PC" which is a different category of Tablets computers. The IPAD and Current Android tablet computers and the Microsoft "RT" are General tablet computers. they are not designed to do full Desktop PC/Laptop Programs.they are designed to run APPS which are simular to full sized Desktop/Laptop
program but donot have to be as robust or full featured as a full desktop/ Laptop
programs the main reason a surface "RT" has a keyboard is that IT has Microsoft Office
which has elements that are too small to easily access with a finger.
51. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1404; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
There is room for the General tablet and it's more Powerful cousin the tablet PC like Windows 8 Tablet PC's which the the Microsoft surface Pro is an example of.
53. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1166; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
microsoft is so cool and they're way more innovative than apple
54. medicci37 (Posts: 1181; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Cook is right about 1thing... Apple definitely made some tradeoffs with the iPad. Not sure why he thinks that's a good thing ?
57. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Insulting (competitors, their own users intellegence, others) is Apple's full time business. Instead of these stupid comments they should get down to development.
60. charms55 (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
What trade offs for iPad??? Same old same old and the new iPad Mini is more of the Same same. The whole UI is a trade-off.
iPhone 5...how about another row of icons for you! I can't believe the people I have heard shrieking over how "big and wonderful" their screen is now! oooooo shiny object.
The problem with the Surface RT is that reviewers seem confused about what they are reviewing. Forget legacy apps. Is there a single iPad out there that runs Mountain Lion or full-bore Mac apps. NOT.
They are correct about the ecosystem regarding apps, but forget that Apple and Google certainly did not simply blossom into the hundreds of thousands of apps over night.
And finally, I could technically have my Start screen on both my current laptop AND my Surface synced such that my apps are the same, my colors and background familiar, and move effortlessly to files I edited in Skydrive even on the tablet to the full-blown Office and visa versa. Confused indeed.
63. schinnak (Posts: 84; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Errr and what exactly did they do with an ipad? Its just a larger iphone with bigger screen. Same is the case with most of the android tabs. All of them have similar OS and experience on both smart phones and tabs.
As smart phones are getting better, the only way tabs can survive is if it can replace laptops. Which is why the likes of surface pro is a serious competition.
64. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I personally think that the opinion of Tim Cook and what he thinks is good or what he thinks I should use as the least important thing of my day.
66. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
he is actually confused how will they make a MAC tablet now that soon and if they does everyone will start calling copy cates once again he must be shamed not confused
71. willard12 (Posts: 1343; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
He has to talk crap about the surface. Microsoft's lawyers have experience kicking apple's a** is court so he can't treat Microsoft like android OEMs. Now, he has to do actual product comparisons. He has to tell people that his grid of icons is better because you are all too stupid to use anything else.
74. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
I think Stuff magazine have summed it up perfectly. "And that's what makes it exciting: the fact that it's not a better version of the iPad, but something new, different and original."
75. TritonForceX (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
"You could design a car that flies and floats, but I don’t think it would do either of those things very well." - Tim Cook
Obviously never watched any James Bond films, lol!
76. ronjr123 (Posts: 67; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
I think what MS is doing is fantastic with the Surface Pro. This is next logical evolution of a mobile PC. I am actually surprised it is coming so soon. I am excited to see that they are on the cutting edge! This coming from a huge Android FAN!
But I think the company that should be worried more than Apple is Google. Google doesn't have a full blown PC OS.
Just imagine in five to ten years what the PC is going to look like because of this. This is great. For Tim Cook saying what he said, yes he is worried. They brought us today's smartphone but missed the boat on this. I bet Apple has been working on this, he is just pissed he wasn't first on the market with it.