Tim Cook explains why a hybrid Mac/iPad device would be bad for users

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Despite the success Microsoft has enjoyed with the Surface Book, Apple has no intention of creating a hybrid tablet-notebook device anytime soon, if ever. Hardly a surprise, Tim Cook a few years ago famously said that the Mac and the iPad would never converge because such a product would result in a number of tradeoffs that would adversely impact usability.

"Anything can be forced to converge," Cook said during an earnings conference call in April of 2012, "but the problem is that the products are about tradeoffs. You begin to make tradeoffs to the point where what you have left at the end of the day doesn’t please anyone. You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but you know, those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user."

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