Apple CEO Tim Cook: We’re Not Making An iPad-MacBook Hybrid

Uzair Ghani
Posted 12 months ago

It was believed for quite a while that Apple would eventually release a tablet that running full-blown OS X. And when Steve Jobs announced the original iPad back in 2010 powered by iOS, the event did manage to ruffle a few feathers for the greater good, despite the device not running OS X, and not even close to it. But down the road, everyone still believed that Apple would eventually release an iPad-MacBook hybrid device at some point in the future. Here we are, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the company will not make a iPad-MacBook hybrid device. Sad day for firm believers.

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard

Don’t Expect Apple To Make An OS X Running iPad / Tablet

It appears as though Apple is strictly against the idea of hybrid devices, and the man at the helm, Tim Cook, doesn’t shy away from making that fact known in public. For example, a few days back Tim Cook took a massive jab at Surface Book claiming that it’s a ‘deluded’ device. To further prove that Tim Cook and his company are firmly against the idea of making a hybrid device, the man has this to say on the matter, a statement given to Independent during an interview:

“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” said Cook. “Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You’d begin to compromise in different ways.”

Let us break down the whole thing for you in simpler works – don’t expect an OS X running tablet or a Surface Pro like device from Apple. At least not when Tim Cook is sitting at the helm.

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Microsoft Surface Book

Apple has, at times, backtracked from a lot of statements that it has given in the past. For instance, the company was strictly against the idea of a stylus, with Steve Jobs delivering a famous jab at the accessory at the original iPhone’s launch back in 2007, saying ‘Who needs a stylus?’ Fast forward to 2015, and things have changed. Apple has a stylus, or a Pencil as they call it, for the iPad Pro.

Speaking of iPad Pro, Apple firmly believes that the device is powerful enough to be a suitable replacement for a notebook computer. But given the fact that we’re way too early into the lifecycle of the iPad Pro, that notion is yet to be proven as fact. Lastly, and on a personal note, I for one would really love to see an iPad / iPad Pro running a full-blown version of OS X.

Wouldn’t it be cool?


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