Bill Gates: A Lot Of Apple iPad Users Are Frustrated

In an interview to CNBC along with his friend Warren Buffet, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said that a lot of iPad users are frustrated. When asked about the future of computing with the arrival of tablets replacing PCs, Gates gave a typical Microsoft answer that Windows 8 was designed to work with both tablets and PCs. Here is the excerpt from the interview,

It’s going to be harder and harder to distinguish products, whether they are tablets or PCs. With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain share in what has been dominated by the iPad type device. A lot of those users are frustrated. They can’t type. They can’t create documents. They don’t have Office there. So we are providing something with the benefits they have seen that have made that a big category without giving up what they expect in a PC.

He also said that Microsoft has an unique advantage of doing software both on the client and deep services which he believes will earn high growth and the profitability.

Source: CNBC via: Neowin

  • Kevin Joel

    This guy is awesome…

  • J A

    Wow. The Chinese government themselves at the forefront of piracy. You’d think they should be fighting it as a crime.

  • Duel just saying :) sorry Gates but don’t live in pass like Ballmer did, people aren’t frustrated with iPad’s and neither they need/want physical keyboard, just like they don’t need it with iPhones. Physical keyboard are not for tablets and neither for phones anymore. Ballmer understood this a hard way :) It looks like gates is going same direction.

    • ZeroNoise

      Actually had a discussion with one of my friends that works at best buy about this and he said the keyboard is one of the most sold accessories with tablets especially ipads so idk how true the keyboard not being needed is

      • Duel

        And theres also people who still want physical keyboard for their smartphones, but it doesnt change the fact that they are small minority.

        By the way best buy online best sellers tablet accesories 2th place goes for surface keyboard.

        About apple accessories first keyboard for iPad is in place 25th.

        • ZeroNoise

          Like i said this is just from what my friend said he saw when sell ipad accessories…i have no first hand experience and am way too lazy to research

    • Kruegerman

      “people aren’t frustrated with iPad’s and neither they need/want physical keyboard”

      Riiight. Just like iTards didn’t want a 4″ display iPhone and a smaller iPad. They’re also going to keep “not wanting” a touchscreen computer until the day that Crapple announces a touchscreen iMac.

    • bobWite

      GREAT POST DUEL. First Ballmer and now Gates. And what does Gates tell all of the OEMs who is now introducing keyboard free tablets. Denial got us in this mess, not mobile market share in smartphones, no ligament iPad competitor, and a desktop OS that is made for tablet. Come on Gates I did not expect Ballmer to be smarter then this but you…I had higher expectation.

  • Jesse Harmon

    Actually keyboards are needed of you want to have the power of PC. I hated my iPad it was so infuriating. 95% of all app store downloads are games. They aren’t the same market. I would much rather be in microsofts position here.

    • Kruegerman

      The iPad is a gaming device posing as a productivity tool even though mobile gaming generally sucks ass, regardless of platform.

  • disqustingtard

    “They can’t create documents. They don’t have Office there.”
    This implies Microsoft has decided to cancel their Office for iPad, which would have been a disaster for the company.

    • gilceleb

      a disaster for apple, not for MS.

  • Robert Pearson

    I’m on an ipad and always wish for a keyboard and mouse

  • Topacciolo

    People want to be able to do things on the go… My girlfriend got an iPad as a birthday present and honestly we use it to… Check Facebook… Surf and Skype…. That’s it…. You can’t do anything else…. For me an ipad is an iPhone with a bigger screed