Yo! Macophiles!: Microsoft Surface Tablet Could Hurt iPad, iPhone Even Apple TV Sales
Microsoft gave its longtime hardware partners a poke in the eye when it introduced two Surface tablets at an invitation-only event in Los Angeles June 18. While a risky move, it was a necessary one, say analysts. Microsoft needs a device that can effectively compete against the Apple iPad—and so critically so that it can’t trust its OEM partners to deliver on one.
‘The iPad terrifies Microsoft,’ Avi Greengart, an analyst with Current Analysis wrote in a June 19 report.
I have to admit, I love were Apple (beginning with my ][+ adventures) has taken me, but most of my client’s iPad use is web surfing and email reading…little more serious, and they still break out a laptop regularly for “work” of consequence. I make more money working for the “Dark Side” than for Mac users, but I can help them a lot, too…just not as many of them round my parts who call me.
I’m sure the midnight, battery powered from solar energy lights (no oil powered lights!) are burning 24/7 at Cupertino now as a result. As a consumer, i like it!