It has long been speculated that Apple’s iPad and MacBook would one day come together in a hybrid device, but Apple CEO Tim Cook put those rumors to bed on Sunday, saying converged machines come with inherent compromises.
As Apple is intent on delivering the best possible experience for both iPad and Mac users, it does not currently subscribe to a one-device-fits-all strategy, Cook told Independent.ie in a recent interview.
“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” Cook said. “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.