Surprisingly, former Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Ron Johnson commented positively about Microsoft retail stores and Surface Pro 3 during his participation in Andreessen Horowitz’s podcast. He said that Microsoft Stores have succeeded more than people’s opinion and Surface Pro 3 which is a great product was supported by retail stores. He also said that comparing Microsoft’s retail stores with Apple’s own retail presence is like comparing two different restaurants by the crowd alone.
“I think the Microsoft stores have succeeded much more than popular opinion. […] I think it’s really helped, for instance, the Surface 3. It’s a really great product and we all know that. Everyone who has tried a Surface 3 is pretty blown away with the software, the interaction, how it can be a tablet and a computer, its part of the future. Without those stores that Surface 3 wouldn’t be where it is today.”