To gain some publicity for the new iPad Pro, Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving series of interviews to various publications on the web. Yesterday, he made a statement saying that the new iPad Pro can replace a laptop. Even a common man can tell that iPad Pro can’t replace a PC. You can’t even buy an iPad Pro with storage more than 128GB. The optional keyboard keyboard accessory can be used at only one angle and you cannot use it on your lap comfortably. Apart from few hundred apps, none of others in App Store support iPad Pro. And yet, Tim Cook thinks it can replace a PC.
“I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore?” “No really, why would you buy one?”
iPad Pro is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop for many people and they will start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones.
Talking at Philosophical society in Trinity College, Tim Cook said that the new Surface Book laptop as “deluded”. “It’s a product that tries too hard to do too much,” he said. “It’s trying to be a tablet and a notebook and it really succeeds at being neither. It’s sort of deluded.” Few years back, Tim Cook said that the concept of 2-in-1s won’t work. “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those aren’t going to be pleasing to the user,” he said. Now, they are releasing iPad Pro with the same argument.
I think either Tim Cook is delusional or he is a big liar.