This week, the tablet revolution flared up with Apple arguing that tablets and laptops should never converge. We also had a big product launch of our own. Here is Moshi’s week in tech for your reading pleasure.
You Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated!
Will tablets and laptops one day fully converge? Or will they continue their intriguing technological parallel existence? While touring through Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook this week spoke with The Irish Independent about the idea of a “converged” MacBook and iPad, and strongly asserted that Apple will not do it.
“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad… [because] neither experience would be as good as the customer wants,” said Cook. He believes that compromises would be made when combining MacBook and iPad, inevitably resulting in an inferior product rather than the best device in either the tablet or computer space.
It is an intriguing statement from Cook, as he previously told The Telegraph the end of the PC was nigh. You might see the iPad Pro as Apple’s first step towards converging tablets and personal computers, but Cook quickly clarified his statement to mean only Windows PCs. It does seems like Apple is trying to compete directly with Microsoft’s Surface Pro, which offers both tablet and laptop functionality. What Cook’s clarification this week might indicate though is that Apple is confident in a future where the tablet will usurp the personal computer, since they want to keep the tablet experience and mac experience both distinct to see which will win out.
Along these lines, The Verge conducted a side-by-side comparison of the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4. In his comparative piece, The Verge’s Jacob Kastrenakes arrived at the conclusion that both devices are trying to be right in the center between tablet and laptop. The true decision-maker of which device will win out will be which side you, the consumer, choose to be on.
With all that being said, we are a little over a week into a world where the iPad Pro has been unleashed, battling it out with Surface Pro for computing dominance. The tech world continues to spin, and the tablet revolution continues.
Speaking of products that try to bridge the best of two worlds, we at Moshi had a new product launch of our own to which we would like to draw your attention.
Last week, we announced that our iGlaze Ion two-piece battery case was named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree. This week, we get to announce something even better. iGlaze Ion is available for purchase!
With its two-piece design, iGlaze Ion allows you to charge your battery when you need to, but opt for a stylish form factor when you are all charged up. Other battery cases out there lock you into these large, bulky cases, but we at Moshi always strive for something better, and now iGlaze Ion delivers a stylish battery case solution.
Want to learn more about mobile charging? Check out our latest Tech Tip blog post.