Apple CEO Tim Cook says tablet sales will surpass PC by 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook puts 24 month time limit on the tablet market surpassing the PC market

During an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about tablet market predictions, Android's many versions, and buying products with just your fingertip.

The original article was published earlier this week following the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C but Bloomberg have released the full transcript for the exclusive Cook interview.

During the interview, Cook revealed his prediction on the timescale of the tablet market surpassing the PC market stating, "The tablet market in some ways is the smartphone market, just with a lot more players in it... I have always said that the tablet market was going to surpass the PC market. I was saying that well before it was viewed to be sane to say that. It's clear that we're 24 months away from that."

When speaking on Android's many versions coined as the "fragmentation" issue Cook expressed his opinion that Android has a problem, "That would be like me right now having in my pocket iOS 3. I can't imagine it."

He also spoke about the fingerprint sensor, a new feature on the iPhone 5S, which has the ability make purchases using a Touch ID on Apple's stores, "The first time that you buy something with your finger, it's profound."

He explains that it is one thing using it as a security feature but making purchases with your fingertip is "a more startling experience."

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now