Tim Cook the CEO of Apple has made it pretty clear that Apple won’t be merging the iPad and the Mac by any means, as many people are wondering that will apple try to fight back against the surface with a new model of the Surface book which is both a powerful PC along with being a convenient tablet, Tim Cook says the Mac and the iPad have two separate roles in the market right now and both have their priorities replacing or merging them is not required at the moment. Cook said this in an interview to The Telegraph.
In his interview he also clarified what he meant by saying that the days of personal computers are numbered, what he meant didn’t consider the Mac as the Mac and the PC (primarily talking about windows) are two separate paradigms both are totally different, Mac is there to be and will remain there for the next decade or so as it has its own users while the iPad has its own perks and uses which can’t be imitated by the Mac. So both have their own separate identity and merging them would be a silly thing to do.
Cook Said in his interview:
“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad. Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You’d begin to compromise in different ways.It’s true that the difference between the X86 [personal computer] and the A-series [Apple iPad architecture] is much less than it’s ever been. That said, what we’ve tried to do is to recognize that people use both iOS and Mac devices. So we’ve taken certain features and made them more seamless across the devices. So with things like Handoff we just made it really simple to work on one of our products and pick it up and work on the next product.”
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