Tim Cook uses his iPad for 80% of his work

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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52 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I thought Google passed Apple as most valuable?

6. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

They did

9. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 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: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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: Jan 15, 2014

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

22. Doakie

Posts: 2470; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

18. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

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

44. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 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: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

48. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

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

52. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

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

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You thought wrong.

50. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 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: 1409; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Oneplus? I thought we got tired of that crap.

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

23. Doakie

Posts: 2470; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

4. lolbearl

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

And what are going to do with it?

7. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 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: Aug 05, 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 unregistered

Emails and WebEx for conferences more than likely..

29. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 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

49. alaw.14

Posts: 412; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

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

8. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

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

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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!

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! Could be also true. :D

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