Tim Cook doesn't like Microsoft's latest tablet. During his fourth quarter earnings call with investors Apple's chief executive dismissed Microsoft's new Surface RT tablet as "compromised and confusing".
"I haven't personally played with the Surface yet, but what we're reading about it, it's a fairly compromised and confusing product. One of the toughest things you do when deciding to make a product is make hard trade-offs in deciding what a product should be," Cook said.
"We've done that with the iPad. I suppose you could design a car that flies and floats, but I don't think it would do all of those things very well. I think people, when they look at the iPad, they'll conclude they really want an iPad."
Considering Cook admitted to never actually using the Surface, he sure seems to have a harsh impression of it. Comparing it to a spotty nonexistent aquatic/flying car seems a little ruff if you ask us.
Don't get us wrong, the reception for the Surface has been decidedly mixed. But for Cook to completely dismiss it seems like nothing more than another bit of corporate smack talk.
Considering Cook learned from the best corporate smack talker ever I guess you can't really blame him for having a go at Microsoft. But maybe the Apple executive should ease up a bit? With all the corporate in-fighting going on does Apple really need any more enemies?
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