Microsoft Takes Subtle Jabs At Apple During Surface Pro Event

At a press event in New York earlier today Microsoft executives took subtle jabs at Apple. The Redmond software giant’s CEO Satya Nadella addressed a comment made by Apple CEO Tim Cook in 2012 about Windows 8:

“You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those aren’t going to be pleasing to the user.”

During Nadella’s introduction at the event he stated:

“We clearly are not building refrigerators or toasters.”

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Surface leader Panos Panay also took the opportunity to respond to a quip by Cook last year:

“Our competition is confused. They’re turning tablets into PCs and PCs into tablets. Who knows what they’re going to do next?”

Tim Cook road not taken

As part of Panay’s slideshow he had a sign showing two distinct paths, showing Apple is taking their users in two different directions while Microsoft is taking the right path.

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While I’m sure your average person does not care about these squabbles, I’m grabbing popcorn.