Tim Cook confirms no MacBook and iPad fusion

Manny Pham
November 16, 2015

According to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, there will be no “convergence” of the MacBook and iPad.

Speaking to Independent i.e. cook was quizzed on whether the death of the personal computers is imminent with the birth of hybrid laptops and tablets. This follows Microsoft’s announcement of the Surface Book, which has a detachable screen.

“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” said Cook. “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.”

This is strange seeing as Cook has said Apple’s iPad Pro can easily replace a laptop: “I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?” he was quoted saying in The Daily Telegraph.

So what Tim Cook is saying; the iPad Pro is better than a Surface Book and any laptop out there, despite the Surface Book being extremely similar to the iPad Pro. Bold claims indeed.

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