Microsoft's Latest Ad Slams iPad Hardware, Multitasking, Printing Capabilities
Microsoft yesterday released an ad
that mocked the iPad next to a Windows 8 tablet and used Siri’s voice to humorously ridicule the iPad’s capabilities compared to the Windows 8 tablet.
Thought it would stop there? Of course not! – Enter round two of the iPad roasting…
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Microsoft’s latest ad, spotted by 9to5Mac
, teases the iPad next to an Asus VivoTab RT. This time, the ad focuses on hardware specifications, showing that the Windows 8 tablet is thinner and lighter than Apple’s latest fourth-generation iPad, and that the iPad requires a microSD card adapter, while the Windows 8 tablet comes with a microSD card reader built right in.
The ad also issues a drop kick to the iPad, showing that the Windows 8 tablet comes with Microsoft office and that the Windows 8 tablet can do two things at once, while the iPad requires you to switch from one application to the next, making you do only one thing at once. Notably, Microsoft doesn't make mention of apple's iWork platform for the iOS device lineup and instead teases that iOS only has access to Microsoft's OneNote application.
Printing is also brought up; the iPad does requires specific AirPrint printers, while Microsoft claims the Windows 8 tablet will work with nearly all printers.