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Tim Cook believes iPad Pro will kill off the PC

Emma Clark

Published 10/11/2015 | 01:54

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Will the iPad Pro signal the end of the PC? Apple CEO Tim Cook seems to think so, but then again he may be biased with the iPad Pro coming out this week.

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The PC has seemingly been on death's door for as long as we can remember, according to doomsayers. But Apple CEO believes that the iPad Pro will finally put the nail in its coffin.

In an interview with the Telegraph, Cook said that he doesn't understand why someone would want to buy a PC. " Why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?," he exclaimed.

He said that the iPad Pro, which just happens to come out this week, will be a replacement for the notebook or desktop PC for many people.

" They will start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones," he explained.

We're not entirely convinced to be honest.

One device that is certainly feeling the squeeze because of Apple's new launches is Apple's own iPad mini. Cook was upfront about the fact that the larger iPhone is reducing demand for the iPad mini.

He added, "I think it clearly created some cannibalisation - which we knew would occur - but we don’t really spend any time worrying about that, because as long as we cannibalise [ourselves], it’s fine."

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