Apple’s CEO Tim Cook takes on the concept of Windows 8

In what seems like the first official/non-official response from Apple regarding Windows 8, their CEO had some interesting things to say about Microsoft’s upcoming OS.

Responding to questions about the merger of the PC and Tablets going forward, he had the following response:

Anything can be forced to converge,” Cook answered. “But the problem is that the products are about tradeoffs. You begin to make tradeoffs to the point where what you have left at the end of the day doesn’t please anyone.

Cook quipped “you can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but you know, those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.

Interesting statement.

How do you respond to someone whose company is sitting on 110 billion dollars in cash based on the RAW demand for their product?

What do you think?

Onuora Amobi is the CEO of Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (

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