“Apple chief executive told students today that Apple will have ‘more than 6,000 people’ employed in Cork when a new 1,000-job expansion for its Hollyhill campus is completed,” Adrian Weckler reports for the Independent. “‘Apple is proud to call Ireland home,’ he told assembled students from the Philosophical society in Trinity College.”
“Mr Cook had some sharp words for competitors. Despite saying that Apple’s relationship with Microsoft as ‘really good,’ he described the software giant’s new Surface Book laptop as ‘deluded,'” Weckler reports. “‘It’s a product that tries too hard to do too much,’ he said. ‘It’s trying to be a tablet and a notebook and it really succeeds at being neither. It’s sort of deluded.'”
“On the iPad, sales of which are currently falling as people buy larger iPhones, Mr Cook said he was ‘bullish.’ ‘I believe the iPad will return to growth,’ he said,” Weckler reports. “‘I only travel now with an iPad Pro and and iPhone, that’s it,’ he said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Deluded is the perfect description for Microsoft’s Surface Book.
As we wrote earlier this morning: The headroom for iPad remains virtually limitless, especially as Apple’s A-Series chips, iOS and iPad apps become ever more powerful. This “iPad pause” will not last forever.
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