This is probably not shocking news, but Apple’s Tim Cook is not among those who will be purchasing a Microsoft Surface tablet.
During Apple’s third quarter earnings call yesterday evening, Cook admitted that he has not yet “played with” the Windows 8-based Surface tablet, but he does not appear too impressed with what he’s heard about it.
“What we’re reading about it is that it’s a fairly compromised, confusing product,” Cook said.
Apple makes “hard trade-offs” in designing products like the iPad so the user experience is “incredible,” Cook said, suggesting that Microsoft has not done the same with Surface.
“I suppose you could design a car that flies and floats, but I don’t think it would do those things very well,” Cook quipped in a statement that was reminiscent of his toaster/refrigerator convergence comment regarding convertible tablets from April’s earnings call.