Tim Cook On Windows 8 Laptop Tablet / Hybrid: ‘Products Are About Tradeoffs’

Posted on Apr 24 2012 - 10:04pm by Editorial Staff

With the recent Apple’s conference call Q&A, question been asked regarding Apple take on Windows 8 laptop / tablet hybrids. Tim Cook doesn’t think Microsoft’s strategy of putting Windows 8 on both tablets and laptops is the right idea. Cook said that “anything can be forced to converge, but the problem is that products are about tradeoffs, and you begin to make tradeoffs to the point where what you have left doesn’t please anyone. You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not gonna be pleasing to the user.”

Cook followed up by saying that it “appeals to someone that has different needs… you wouldn’t want to compromise, you’ll end up pleasing no one. The compromise of convergence — we’re not going to that party. Others might from a defensive point, particularly, but we’re going to play in both.”

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