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  • Latest Microsoft Ad Slams iPad's Lack of Support for USB, Hardware Keyboard, Kickstand


    Microsoft has just unleashed their latest ad Friday afternoon for the Microsoft Surface tablet that yet again slams its biggest competitor, the iPad.

    Fridayís ad attacks the iPadís lack of a kickstand for holding the device up without a hand, lack of support for USB plug-in peripherals, and the lack of an actual keyboard that can snap into place. Again, Siri is used as the tool for humiliating the device as you will see in the ad below:



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    At the end of the ad, Microsoft reveals the price differences between the devices; the iPad being $599 for 32GB, and the Microsoft Surface being $349 for 32GB as Siri says, "This isn't going to end wall for me, is it?... Nope; definitely not ending well. Do you still think I'm pretty?"

    Sources: YouTube
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Latest Microsoft Ad Slams iPad's Lack of Support for USB, Hardware Keyboard, Kickstand started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 63 Comments
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Haha I agree
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      and fan boys and Girls need to take their heads out of the arses of the one's they follow

      yes Apple products are good, no denying, but they still have flaws like anything else

      iPads and all tablets are a gimmick in my opinion and thats just it, what I feel and believe about something is for me only and the same for other people, sometimes people are called trolls but they're just stating they're opinion. no need to bash them for it, if you don't agree just ignore it and move on life's too short
      Just because something is an opinion doesn't make it right, (or wrong). Now if something is wrong shouldn't it be put right?
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      They're both tablets and both are great devices... Please stop arguing that one is better than the other. Thank you.
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      wow pretty good commercial. I always thought they were more expensive.
    1. jery911's Avatar
      jery911 -
      No lie, I like these commercials lol there pretty funny if you ask me.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jery911 View Post
      No lie, I like these commercials lol there pretty funny if you ask me.
      I agree they are pretty funny but doesn't make me want to buy one which is what I think should be doing. It's getting old Microsoft. You need a new approach and you know it
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      "Look beyond the surface, introducing iPad 5. Now 20% thinner and lighter than the previous model." Coming to apple stores and retailers October 18th 2013
    1. wiipro's Avatar
      wiipro -
      Windows is not a virus! ... A virus works.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ambi_Valence View Post
      Just because something is an opinion doesn't make it right, (or wrong). Now if something is wrong shouldn't it be put right?
      not unless it's a really detrimental opinion, and who's to say if it's wrong or right?
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wiipro View Post
      Windows is not a virus! ... A virus works.
      Lol
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      Microsoft is tanking with their non sales of these tablets. If people are going to spend a couple hundred dollars on a tablet, they're going to put out a little more for an iPad. It has the apps they want. Not to mention the 32gb on a surface is not accurate for usable space.
    1. tlc1217's Avatar
      tlc1217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Bluetooth works fine on my iPad. I am typing this right now on a bluetooth keyboard on my iPad 4. My iPhone also works great with my car audio. I have no issues streaming music or using it for phone calls. I know you are only here to troll though.
      +1
    1. cgfusion's Avatar
      cgfusion -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      Bluetooth does NOT work well on iDevices., so BT is not a reliable option--besides, who knows how many keyboards you'd have to buy before you found one that actually works.

      I did a little demonstration about this a while back., Bluetooth does NOT work on iDevices - YouTube

      also tried all of these devices inside a 2012 Ford Escape and none of them would work. ALL of our Galaxy devices worked just fine.
      Bluetooth works awesome with all I devices, maybe your "proof video" was made how you want it to act. What a lame person you are. Truth be told, you and all the rest of the sub par devices can put out all the negative PROPAGANDA you want. Apple users are educated enough to see through the crap and lies. It's a waste of my time to defend I devices since they speak for them selves. I have a wife to be with so that's all I'm writing, you can go back to rebooting your windows blue screen machines and your inflatable significant other......oh, another thing, write all you want I don't waste my time reading replies as they are un-factual, uneducated dribble.
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      ha ha ha ha...
    1. camxposure's Avatar
      camxposure -
      ALL you have to say it that the surface is not really a tablet like a iOS device, Adroid, and Kindle are - it's a full fledge computer running a slimmed down version of Windows 8. We all remember the devices that ran Windows CE- they run GPS, they run GPS, they RUN GPS....okay they do other stuff too
      Please Microsoft let's compared Apples to Apples and leave the other comparisons to the clueless


      since when did anyone have a tablet held up on it's own and interacted with it- it would keep toppling over... the idea was to hold it- not put something on it to say it has what others don't
    1. iVereor's Avatar
      iVereor -
      Microsoft is just Q.Q'ing because Apple won that huge school deal for iPads. They thought they could get their crappy Surface RT's chosen but the school made the smart choice and went with iPads and now they can't stop Q.Q'ing about it. Grow up Microsoft. The more you try to bash another companies product, the more you're helping the company because basically you're showing their product as well as yours.

      As for the troll who says iDevices can't use Bluetooth keyboards properly, think again. Bluetooth keyboards work perfectly fine with iDevices. Certainly had no issues with any of them. Technology must hate you because you're a troll. Anyway, how about you focus on what's erm... good... about your products Microsoft and advertise those. Instead of trying to bash on Apple.

      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      and fan boys and Girls need to take their heads out of the arses of the one's they follow

      yes Apple products are good, no denying, but they still have flaws like anything else

      iPads and all tablets are a gimmick in my opinion and thats just it, what I feel and believe about something is for me only and the same for other people, sometimes people are called trolls but they're just stating they're opinion. no need to bash them for it, if you don't agree just ignore it and move on life's too short
      No one is saying that Apple products don't have flaws. Every product has it's flaws. We're not here to nitpick on any products. Tablets are a gimmick... since when? I believe they do what they're supposed to do and more so you can't call them a gimmick. He's not stating an opinion, he's saying it like it's fact that iDevices don't work well with Bluetooth keyboards and such. Which simply isn't true. That's why we're correcting him.

      I could say that cars are a gimmick and that's my opinion. But we all know that's a stupid opinion. Just like yours is. If you don't like tablets that's fine, just don't go forming stupid opinions about them.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      While I'll agree the ad is pathetic I find lots of the comments here pathetic too. The Surface has fantastic qualities as do most other tablets. Most of the comments come from people who have read about it or played with one in store for a few mins!!!!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by iVereor View Post
      No one is saying that Apple products don't have flaws. Every product has it's flaws. We're not here to nitpick on any products. Tablets are a gimmick... since when? I believe they do what they're supposed to do and more so you can't call them a gimmick. He's not stating an opinion, he's saying it like it's fact that iDevices don't work well with Bluetooth keyboards and such. Which simply isn't true. That's why we're correcting him.

      I could say that cars are a gimmick and that's my opinion. But we all know that's a stupid opinion. Just like yours is. If you don't like tablets that's fine, just don't go forming stupid opinions about them.
      there is nothing a tablet does that couldn't be done already and better by a laptop, they are gimmicks and pointless

      how much do you actually use your tablet?
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      there is nothing a tablet does that couldn't be done already and better by a laptop, they are gimmicks and pointless

      how much do you actually use your tablet?
      I use mine everyday. My laptop is now tucked under my tv stand and only comes out when I have to sync the bloody iPhone or iPad.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      I use mine everyday. My laptop is now tucked under my tv stand and only comes out when I have to sync the bloody iPhone or iPad.
      +1

      I actually bought an iPad instead of a MacBook Air. It does what I need for work (web and database developer) if I really have a lot of work to do I have my Mac Pro for more power. But when I am on the go the iPad is perfect. I got the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case and it's greatly increased my productivity on the iPad. I also feel more comfortable with my twin 18mo old daughters playing with the iPad in a kid case.