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Tim Cook uses his iPad for 80% of his work

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Tim Cook uses his iPad for 80% of his work
Apple has often said that the iPad can be a replacement for quite a lot of the things you might need to do on a daily basis. Some people still need a more full featured computer for advanced tasks, like hardcore gaming or video production, but most things can be handled on a tablet. And, Tim Cook appears to be proving that true by doing 80% of his work on an iPad.

Or, maybe Cook is just claiming that to be true because Apple and IBM are trying to push iOS devices for enterprise use. It is certainly a good sound bite when trying to sell iPads to enterprise to be able to say that the head of the world's most valuable company does 80% of his work on an iPad. Overall, it isn't all that hard to believe either. 

Whether or not you can trade in your Mac or PC for a tablet is really a personal decision. Or, it may even be something of a leap of faith. You may assume that you absolutely need to have a traditional PC, but may find that you can get by with just a mobile device, if you have to. 

source: WSJ

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posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:54 7

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I thought Google passed Apple as most valuable?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:59 2

6. 1113douglas (Posts: 193; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


They did

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:12

9. arenanew (Posts: 281; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


he is uneducate like most of google employe and having child brain that why he use ipad for watch lisa ann video from x video site

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:26 4

13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Valuable in terms of market cap, and Apple is by far #1 on that. Apple's market cap is $561.3B. Number 2 is Exxon at $440B, and Google is number 3 at $257.4B.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 23:02 1

17. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Google market cap right now is around $380 billion, and then comes microsoft at a market cap of $360 bil

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 01:13

22. Doakie (Posts: 2104; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Right this second Google's market cap is $395.69 billion.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 23:03 1

18. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


You are most certainly correct.
My bad.
Brand, which Google had been ranked no 1.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 08:47

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 22001; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The posters of 1 and 6 are crying as I type this.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:32 2

15. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


the title of this story tells us for sure that ceo does not do much but youtube search and edit pics if its 80% of his work is done on it

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 18:21

44. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Even if it's true , for the rest 20% he heeds MAC(PC). So what is his point??? Dumb just like the Unique Breed he leads.

By the way with hybrid PC could be done 100% of the job. Right?

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 20:34

45. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


He got his MBA from Duke. Where'd you get yours if you have one?

posted on 19 Jul 2014, 09:57

48. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


He's Tim Cook, so he's probably an Apple fanboy, and Apple doen't make i-hybrids.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 19:39

52. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


He just plays candy crush all day and writes a couple of emails

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 08:47

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 22001; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You thought wrong.

posted on 19 Jul 2014, 15:38

50. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


no wonder... ofcourse being a ceo of a successful company, he will for sure use its product and it is quite obvious... but using it as a marketing gimmick is bad

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:55 6

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1219; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


too many apple news, might as well saying Bill Gates use M$ lappy for 80% for his work.

More news on Xiaomi Huawei Lenovo Oppo Oneplus Mediatek please....

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:59 9

5. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Oneplus? I thought we got tired of that crap.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 00:03 6

20. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


A windows laptop could do 100% of bill gates work*

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 01:14 2

23. Doakie (Posts: 2104; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Could a Surface Pro 3 do 100% of his work? That's probably the productivity tablet to beat.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:56 2

3. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Quality expensive very good apps, will be needed for enterprises, not average priced ones.

Starting from $20

Playstore really needs good quality apps.

This POS that is in charge of Playstore, needs to be buttkick ed out, right know.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:58 1

4. lolbearl (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


And what are going to do with it?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:04 6

7. bossmt_2 (Posts: 449; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


I don't think I could do productivity on a tablet. Don't get me wrong it's possible. But for me nothing beats a computer.

That being said I think most of what Cook does for business is probably handling emails which is really easy on an iPad.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:24 2

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I don't think I could do productivity on a tablet. Don't get me wrong it's possible. But for me nothing beats a computer."

I agree with you, same here. :)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:48

16. Furbal (Posts: 1018; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Emails and WebEx for conferences more than likely..

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 02:17 1

29. Jommick (Posts: 221; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


After building a PC for roughly the cost of my 32 GB iPad Air, I can say that I wholeheartedly agree - nothing beats productivity on a good PC. The fact that it can also play almost every game I throw at it at 1080p 60fps is just a nice cherry on top. Still, unless there's some way to do multiple displays with an iPad, it won't really come close to PC utility.

Related:
i.imgur.com/9le0Xut.png

Also, my PC build for the interested:
imgur.com/a/fTxul

posted on 19 Jul 2014, 11:37

49. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


What did you put in your build (cpu,gpu,ram,etc).

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:05 11

8. dangchitrung (Posts: 88; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


And 80% of time spent is on playing Flappy Bird?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:15 7

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Tim Cook uses his iPad for 80% of his work"

I think it is not true. In my opinion he says so just because he is CEO of Apple Inc. It would be more reliable if it was Microsoft Surface Pro 3 not an iPad.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:31 3

14. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


i Disagree, i think he does in fact do 80% of his work on an i Pad; what most people are failing to factor is that 80% of his workday is about 0.31% of that of the average corporate U.S. worker. So, iN actuality, he doesn't do much - he probably spends more time charging his i Pad at Starbucks than actual work!

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 06:40

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


LOL! Could be also true. :D

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