Apple CEO critical of Windows 8 notebook/tablet interface, must not have seen OS X recently

Yesterday at The Wall Street Journals D10 conference Apple CEO, Tim Cook, had some words to say about the Windows 8 model. When asked about what’s wrong with the notebook/tablet approach Cook had this to say:

“In my view, the tablet and the PC are different. You can do things with the tablet if you are not encumbered by the legacy of the PC. If you merge the two, the PC isn’t as good as it can be; nor is the tablet.”

If you’ve been using Mac OS X in the last few years you might find this comment a little strange. With “Lion” and “Mountain Lion” Apple has been slowly bringing features from the iPad to the Mac. Things like Launch Pad, inertial scrolling, Notification Center, etc. They even inverted the direction you scroll to make it more like a touch device. Maybe Cook should check out his own products more closely.

[via Neowin]


  • idlelimey

    He also said “You wind up with something that’s very similar to what tablets were ten years ago”. Tablets 10 years ago were running Windows XP and were so far away from Windows 8 RT it’s hard to imagine being able to make a comparison. Unbelievable. Perhaps Mr. Cook should take a closer look at the competition before making wildly inaccurate claims.

  • Tim Cook: “We didn’t make it, so it’s bad.”

  • CEO Troll is obvious.

  • Jeffjet24

    At least Mac OS X is doing the transition slowly, rather than, BAM! Phone-like Interface!

  • Gooby pls

  • dhearn

    I am totally ok with what was quoted…… I agree , but A PC that i can carry with me in tablet form is worth MORE to me then a Full blown desktop , or any other tablet.