You can’t expect Apple CEO Tim Cook to have much love for products made by rival Microsoft and while he’s not one to trash talk regularly Cook has made some rather interesting comments about the first laptop that Microsoft has ever built. The Surface Book was unveiled about a month ago and it has done very well for itself in the market but that stellar performance doesn’t seem to have done much to raise the hybrid’s reputation in front of Tim Cook.
“It’s a product that tries too hard to do too much,” says Cook about the Surface Pro in an interview with the Irish Independent, adding that “It’s trying to be a tablet and a notebook and it really succeeds at being neither.” He finishes off by saying that “It’s sort of deluded.”
Most Surface Book reviews praise the laptop for its versatility, it can double as a laptop or a tablet when the display is detached, plus it has powerful specifications and is capable of running full Windows 10 so it’s not really limited in terms of functionality.
It is ironic that Cook has taken this opportunity to throw some shade at the Surface Book which this week the iPad Pro goes on sale, its large tablet also supports keyboard and stylus accessories, and if one really wanted to make the argument it could be said that the product does take some inspiration from the Surface hybrid tablets.
So what could be the real issue here? Is Cook not happy that Microsoft is blurring the line between desktop and mobile since Surface Book runs full Windows 10 while the iPad Pro only runs iOS and not OSX? Let us know what you think by dropping a comment down below.