“Apple’s Tim Cook expounded on prior comments he has made on trying to shoehorn a PC into a tablet at the D10 conference,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET. “The Microsoft-Intel camp should listen.”
In my view, the tablet and the PC are different. You can do things with a tablet if you aren’t encumbered by the legacy of a PC — if you view it as different. If you say this is another PC, all of a sudden you’re pulling all of the leadweight of the PC market and you wind up with something not as good.
Trying to do all those things that the OS of the PC does, and perhaps should do, it’s trying to converge laptops and tablets and therefore you’ve got a clamshell kind of thing and you’re lugging this thing with you, and so the industrial design is not optimized for tablet. People want tablets to be incredibly thin. – Apple CEO Tim Cook
Crothers writes, “He’s right. A shotgun marriage between a PC and a tablet isn’t going to produce an eminently elegant device along the lines of an iPad–or even a Motorola Xyboard or Samsung Galaxy Tab.”
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