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Tim Cook: Customers don't want a combined iPad and MacBook

The chances of seeing an OS X tablet any time soon have been dashed as Apple CEO Tim Cook says that customers don't want Macs and iPads to converge.

The chances of seeing an OS X tablet any time soon have been dashed as Apple CEO Tim Cook says that customers don't want Macs and iPads to converge.

"We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad," Cook said during an interview with the Independent.ie. "Because what that would wind up doing, or what we're worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world."

"And putting those two together would not achieve either," Cook continued. "You'd begin to compromise in different ways."

This is the exact mistake that Cook believes Microsoft is doing with the Surface Book, which he earlier called a "diluted" product.

But just because an Apple CEO says something doesn't mean that it's fixed in stone. Back when Steve Jobs was CEO of Apple he said that video on the iPod didn't make sense, and that the stylus was a silly idea, and then Apple eventually went and did both anyway.

This doesn't mean never, it just means not now.

Rest assured that when Apple has figured out how to perfectly blend the Mac and iPad (and can squeeze the maximum profits out of the resulting product) we'll all know about it.

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