If one compares how many iPads Apple sold with the number of Surface tablets that Microsoft moved in the previous quarter, one might find fault with this statement. However the former CEO and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, says that iPad users are frustrated with the tablet. He adds that Windows 8 is way ahead in the game as it merges together benefits of a tablet and the benefits of a PC. Does this mean that Gates is implying these users need Surface tablets to get an enhanced user experience? He says that iPad users are frustrated because “they can’t type, they can’t create documents, they don’t have Office there.”
Gates goes on to say that he believes there’s nothing in the iPad that would make him wish Microsoft had done that for their own product. These remarks come despite the fact that Windows 8 and Surface tablet are both off to a sluggish start, though the release of Surface Pro has aided the momentum quite a lot. What do you think about this iPad vs Surface scenario? As an iPad user, do you feel frustrated with it and think that it hinders your creativity despite the fact that there are a plethora of third party productivity apps already available for the iPad? You can check out the interview here.