Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t too fond of Microsoft’s Surface. During the company’s earnings call on Thursday, in which Apple revealed it sold over 25 million iPhones and 14 million iPads, Cook referred to Microsoft’s new Redmond diamond as “compromised” and “confusing.”
“I suppose you could design a car that flies and floats, but I don’t think it would do all of those things very well,” Cook told investors.
Cook admitted he hasn’t played with a Surface yet, so he’s basing his opinion on stuff he’s read so far. But according to multiple reviews, Microsoft’s first attempt to muscle into the tablet space is rough around the edges, with its RT app selection especially lacking.
Not only that, but the company will have a marketing obstacle on its hands when trying to teach consumers the difference between Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Surface RT and Surface Pro.