Rumors of a possible Mac and iPad merger had been set to fire earlier this month, but Tim Cook in conversation with The Sydney Morning Herald shot down the possibility by saying that such a merger would result in “trade offs and compromises.”
The Apple CEO in the interview acknowledged that even though such a merger would make Apple “more efficient,” they won’t compromise on things that matter.
“We don’t believe in sort of watering down one for the other. Both [The Mac and iPad] are incredible. One of the reasons that both of them are incredible is because we pushed them to do what they do well. And if you begin to merge the two … you begin to make trade offs and compromises.”
They’re both separate device and offer different advantages to the user, and generally users switch between them depending on their use cases. Tim Cook, meanwhile, uses a Mac at work, and the iPad at home or while travelling.
“So maybe the company would be more efficient at the end of the day. But that’s not what it’s about. You know it’s about giving people things that they can then use to help them change the world or express their passion or express their creativity. So this merger thing that some folks are fixated on, I don’t think that’s what users want.”
Having cleared the air about the possible merging of the Mac and iPad, these flying rumors have finally been put to rest.
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