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Tim Cook says that PC buyers are "better off buying an iPad"

Tim Cook says that instead of buying a PC, you're "better off buying an iPad"
By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 26, 2012 @ 2:26 CDT

During Apple's conference call for their fiscal Q4 financial results, CEO Tim Cook really let loose in his assault against pretty much the entire PC industry. Cook gave his thoughts on Microsoft's Surface tablet, other threats in products from various companies, and even labeled the Surface a "compromised, confusing product", and compared it to a car that might be able to fly and float, but would not be able to "do all of those things very well".


Cook was asked about the possible cannibalizing iPad sales due to the recently unveiled iPad mini, but the CEO noted that Apple learnt a while ago to not worry about cannibalizing their own products. Cook instead suggested that the Cupertino-based company would rather cannibalize their own products rather than let a competitor do the same.

Cook then stated that with:

80 to 90 million PCs being sold each quarter ... those people would be much better off buying an iPad ... or a Mac.

Well, considering that PCs can run applications that iOS on the iPad could simply only ever dream of doing - he really can be confusing himself, I think.


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