Bill Gates on the iPad: ‘A Lot of Those Users Are Frustrated’
Bill Gates to CNBC:
Gates was asked about the declining PC market. He said that tablets are growing in popularity, and it’s “going to be harder and harder to distinguish products” that are PCs versus tablets. The Surface, he says, brings the “portability of the tablet but the richness of the PC.”
He then said of people using iPad-like devices, “A lot of those users are frustrated, they can’t type, they can’t create documents, they don’t have Office there.”
This is just laughably dumb stupid. Can’t Gates just realize that Microsoft Surface has literally 0.0% market share, a device with physical keyboard and Office yet, no one seems to embrace it?! Not surprising, it’s the same guy who once said the iPad would fail because it had no stylus.
Not to mention, Apple sold 19.5 million iPads last quarter.