During Apple’s Q4 earnings call, there was quite an interesting moment where the Surface came up.

Mr. Cooks amusement/irritation showed in his answer.

5:31PM Here’s a follow-up: “With the launch of Surface today, could you comment on what you see from a competitive standpoint?”

5:32PM Tim Cook: “I haven’t personally played with a Surface, but we’re reading that it’s a fairly compromised, confusing product. I think one of the things you do with a product is make hard trade-offs. The user experience on the iPad is absolutely incredible. 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. When people look at the iPad versus competitive offerings, I think they’ll continue to want an iPad.”

Snarky huh?


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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at 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 EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • Misterbear Fapp

    Some people just don’t want Apple products. Not everyone wants to be an iClone.

  • CodeMonkeyG

    Sounds like every other Apple Fanboy.

  • 123321

    surface vs ipad? definitely surface! no question.

  • Ricardo Amaral Filho

    iPads do compromise your experience, since its UI is simply a bigger iPhone with a lot of empty space. There is no adaptation in that sense.

  • John

    iOs vs windows rt? Is there anyone who would pick iOs? And the surface is less expensive than, faster than, and cooler than an ipad

  • dino

    surface definitelly

  • Robert Kegel

    A comment like that shows he’s defensive and scared of Surface. Its like when a child does something wrong and the parent calls him/her out on it and they start making every excuse in the book because they don’t want to get grounded. lol