No Tablet Hybrid for Apple

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Tim Cook has dismissed any idea of Apple combiningg laptops and tablets and claiming such an action would ‘end up compromising both’.
The Apple Chief has pushed the idea of Apple following the vein of Asus and their Transformer tablet out the window. This has come at a time when Intel is said to be eager to do so.This goes against Intel’s ideas for future computers as we saw the Ultrabook/ tablet mixes from China recently.
Cook was asked if Apple planned on a new notebook that closed in ‘a calever way’, so it could then be turned into a tablet. He responded with “Anything can be forced to converge,” he said in a conference call after the results, according to Seeking Alpha.
“But the problem is that products are about trade-offs, and you begin to make trade-offs 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 those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.”We’re not going to that party… others might from a defensive point of view.”
The news comes at a time when Apple has reported a doubling of its profits for the first three months of 2012 year on year. It sold 11.8m iPads, over the period, which is 150% more than the number of the slates sold last year.
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