Tim Cook uses his iPad for 80% of his work
0. phoneArena 17 Jul 2014, 21:50 posted on
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...
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1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I thought Google passed Apple as most valuable?
9. arenanew (Posts: 258; 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
13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2696; 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.
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
22. Doakie (Posts: 1838; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Right this second Google's market cap is $395.69 billion.
18. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
You are most certainly correct.
Brand, which Google had been ranked no 1.
36. darkkjedii (Posts: 19095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
The posters of 1 and 6 are crying as I type this.
15. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3176; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
the title of this story tells us for sure that ceo does not do much but youtube search and edit pics if its 80% of his work is done on it
44. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Even if it's true , for the rest 20% he heeds MAC(PC). So what is his point??? Dumb just like the Unique Breed he leads.
By the way with hybrid PC could be done 100% of the job. Right?
45. Ninetysix (Posts: 2273; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
He got his MBA from Duke. Where'd you get yours if you have one?
48. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
He's Tim Cook, so he's probably an Apple fanboy, and Apple doen't make i-hybrids.
52. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
He just plays candy crush all day and writes a couple of emails
50. Ashoaib (Posts: 3216; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
no wonder... ofcourse being a ceo of a successful company, he will for sure use its product and it is quite obvious... but using it as a marketing gimmick is bad
2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 965; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)
too many apple news, might as well saying Bill Gates use M$ lappy for 80% for his work.
More news on Xiaomi Huawei Lenovo Oppo Oneplus Mediatek please....
5. hurrycanger (Posts: 1551; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Oneplus? I thought we got tired of that crap.
20. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
A windows laptop could do 100% of bill gates work*
23. Doakie (Posts: 1838; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Could a Surface Pro 3 do 100% of his work? That's probably the productivity tablet to beat.
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.
7. bossmt_2 (Posts: 448; 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.
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. :)
16. Furbal (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Emails and WebEx for conferences more than likely..
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.
Also, my PC build for the interested:
49. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
What did you put in your build (cpu,gpu,ram,etc).
8. dangchitrung (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
And 80% of time spent is on playing Flappy Bird?
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.
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!
24. Doakie (Posts: 1838; Member since: 06 May 2009)
He also could just be exaggerating it... Apple blatantly lies in their marketing all the time just to keep their products moving. The fact that Android tablets are finally set to outsell the iPad probably is scaring them into saying things like this. And before any fan boys argue that Apple isn't afraid of Android, spare me.... Apple has to watch out for their profit margins in order for their stock prices to keep climbing which it's good for their shareholders. They'll say any marketing spin lie they can think of to keep their products moving off the shelves because it's best for their shareholders pockets.
26. Iodine (Posts: 1264; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
First, shareholders are dumbish, the stock is flying up and down based on what they want, not on what is the company doing.
Second, if Apple would blatantly lie about its products, they wouldn't be so popular as people aren't dump, you can't make a worse product sell best just by gigantic advertising campaign (see samsung galaxy S5). The best advertising are happy consumers and Apple has an quantum of that.
Third, Apple is just angry about android as google has completely ripped them off while they were very good partners at that time. Apple absolutely isn't afraid of android and I can't see how could a crapload of hundreds of millions android tablets sold for free influence Apple's margins in any way.
31. romeo1 (Posts: 696; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
The iphones are youre proof that marketing can sell inferior products.
Starting from the 3gs or 4 if im correct. Before 1 of those 2 the iphones where better than the androids.
If you make a list of pros and cons with a iphone 5s and a m8/z2/s5/g3 the iphone will lose every time and its the most expensive.
But people will chose what they want, listen to salesman, commercials or look at what friends have
32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Second, if Apple would blatantly lie about its products, they wouldn't be so popular as people aren't dump..."
Majority of Apple users are just a trend follower, they don't care about the technical characteristics, they care only about Apple logo on the back of the device.
41. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3176; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
people are dumb in my field of work sometimes you have to lie to customers to shut them up there is a thing called placebo thats what apples commercials do make you think you got something amazing that can do everything then the others show you what they can do and its like nahhh then apple does the same thing and its omg look would apple can do.
43. Ninetysix (Posts: 2273; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Are you also a CEO of a multi billion dollar company? Can you prove that he's lying?
12. M5OOO (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 May 2013)
if they add a toilet on ipad , he can keep up to 100%
19. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I guess this means TC is just hanging with Dre, doing "Beats" stuff.
TC uses his iPad to pick colors for new Beats headphones and look over the models they are going to pick for the new Beats commercials.
No wonder Apple doesn't get much done anymore. TC likes to chill.
21. irbaaz (Posts: 162; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
I am using asus transformer t100 real windows 8.1 tab for my 100% of work ,price somewhere near to it....
25. jibraihimi (Posts: 745; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
80% of his work, then it means he doesnt work much........
27. blake8 (Posts: 18; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)
I thought I read somewhere that he uses nexus 7 most of the time. guess its not true huh
28. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
A jailbroken ipad can handle 100% of my daily tasks.
On cydia there are apps that allow you to run up to four apps at the same time, upload and download files to the web using safari, get a file manager plus connect a mouse to the ipad.
A jailbroken ipad can replace a atom based laptop...
Still though, I am selling my ipad and I am buying the core i3 version of the surface pro3.
34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Still though, I am selling my ipad and I am buying the core i3 version of the surface pro3."
I agree, it is better decision than buying an iPad!
35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10406; Member since: 14 May 2012)
That 1GB of RAM can't really do much. I can't have more than three tabs open in Safari without it crashing and restarting so I'll take your comment with a truck load of salt.
38. AntiFanBoyz (unregistered)
Let's be honest, a CEO doesn't have to do much "work" that requires a full blown computer. They mostly attend meetings, and review documents and emails. Now if a lead engineer, designer, or architect said this... that'd be impressive.
39. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 866; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
So 80% of his work consists of doing nothing? Interesting...
In all seriousness though, his work must consist of checking email and replying with very few words (if typing), keeping a calendar of his meetings, and that's it.
Any substantial amount of typing will require a keyboard, and forget about doing any "real work" that involves heavily formatted typing in word or excel documents with tons of data and formulas. Not going to happen.
There are some things the iPad will never be able to replace.
40. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 973; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
One can easily do a ton of work on their iPad. I'm using my lovely iPad 4 to type this right now, ive also used it to do research for uni assignments, edit those assignments, download and do past papers when studying etc... Believe it or not iPads are quote capable when loaded with the correct applications and with their excellent keyboards, stability and fluidity of iOS, it's quite easy to use for many things.
The only thing that really sucks is if you try heavily multitask, especially with Safari, that can get pretty disastrous.
42. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3176; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
lol hahahaha you just said it yourself, your on a web page replying to a site and looking up stuff on internet, thats all it can do and not together.
47. romeo1 (Posts: 696; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
I agree with you. With an tablet you can do allot of your job maybe all of it. It just depends on what job you have. With my job i can do almost 100% on my z2 tablet. At least of the indoors work. But tbh my phone cam do the same thing hooked up to the keyboard. It just more comfortable on a bigger screen.
Also there is no problem with multitasking here
51. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)
finally i know why Tim Cook do nothing other than just colouring IOS UI