iPad Pro Clear example of Apple Copying Us, Says Microsoft Exec
Microsoft has regained quite some confidence lately and it's begun insisting that Apple is merely watching what it does, admiring it and then less than subtly doing the same thing.
As Apple unveiled its iPad Pro, some wondered how the company had become a convert to an object that looks like a tablet and increasingly acts like a computer. Wasn't this Microsoft's idea?
Which drove Microsoft Surface General Manager Ryan Gavin to muse this to Business Insider: "We have been learning and perfecting our products in the 2-in-1 category for years now, [but] when Surface initially launched everyone was skeptical, including them [Apple]. And then they followed, and the iPad Pro is a clear example of that."
Apple followed? But everything Apple makes is magical and revolutionary. You surely can't be the second magician in town and be successful, can you?
Gavin, indeed, insisted that what was so clever about Surface is that it didn't mimic any Apple product. "Think about it, if we had been looking at [Apple], we wouldn't have made a product like Surface Pro or Surface Book."
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request to think about it.
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