Tim Cook took to the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco today to begin the company's latest press conference. As he talked about various milestones for the iOS, iPhone and other Apple services, he also took the time to make some gabs at the "competition", and by competition, he clearly meant Microsoft.
Cook told the audience, and the people who watched the event via live streaming, that their competition doesn't seem to have a clear idea about where the PC industry should go. Cook stated, "They're confused; they chased after netbooks. They tried to make tablets into PCs and PCs into tablets." Cook made these comments while the screen behind him showed a graphic of a street sign that was filled with a squiggly street icon.
Cook never mentioned Microsoft by name, but it's clear that he had Microsoft, and its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 launch, in mind when he talked about mixing PCs and tablets. It seems that Cook is strongly hinting Apple is not planning on launching a touchscreen notebook or a tablet with an optional keyboard anytime soon.
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