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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 on Oct 26, 2012 02:26 am CDT - 0 mins, 56 secs reading time

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.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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