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Microsoft's Dan Laycock says the iPad Pro “will always be a companion device”

Sometimes I wonder why executives at certain companies invent comments and bets on competing products, rather than on what really concerns them. And that includes people from Apple themselves, okay?

The declaration of the day, obtained by Trusted Reviews, came from the senior communications manager for Microsoft Surface, Dan Laycock:

Microsoft really wants you to carry only one device for use as a tablet and PC. While iPad Pro is always a companion device. The strategies are quite different.

Yes, simply because the iPad Pro runs iOS and not OS X, since it was not designed for touchscreens, Laycock does not see in it the potential to be a creative device and not even independent of a Mac / PC. This iPad Pro, by the way, already runs apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneDrive fully adapted to its 12.9 inch screen.

No one, not even Apple's top executives, believes that the iPad Pro is the ideal device for any type of user. A lot of people still prefer a notebook, as well as more advanced users need very tough desktops. But it is undeniable that the iPad Pro (or even the Air) can already be a replacement for the Mac / PC for many people, even more when used with your Smart Keyboard.

And I'm not even going to deal here with the potential opened by Apple Pencil

(via iClarified)