Originally Posted by MikeJones
But...but...it can have two windows open at once to do real multitasking! That stoopid iPad is so worthless since it can't do that. Apparently most consumers are just sheeple that can't realize the obvious superiority of Microsoft's tablet!
two windows open at once is a simple thing that Apple can add, but I'm sure it's something they want to make sure is done right. One of the reasons why they didn't do FULL multitasking is that there are limited resources and battery life is a major factor they want to preserve. Once they figured out how to do full multi-tasking that doesn't affect the battery, then they add it, which is in iOS 7. Adding the two window feature is simple software and Apple may want to figure out the best way to do it. Maybe Apple is working on a couple of ways to do it and trying to play around with it before they release it. Apple does like to do things differently. And how many times a day, does the average person use two apps on the screen? I can see doing it every once in a while depending on what apps are being used, but not having it isn't that big of a deal. You are taking one of the few advantages of the Surface and making it a deal breaker. sorry, but it isn't that big of a deal. Having darn near 400,000 apps to choose from is a bigger deal than having two screens open at the same time.
Now, as far as the Surface RT is concerned, there is so little software for it, it's not even funny. The Developer community won't develop software for it other than the obvious ones. But in certain industries, they won't support the thing. Not enough suckers buying it.
Windows/Surface RT was a failure the second they released it. It's going to be another failure, just like Zune. Remember them? Were you one of the suckers of Zune?
The Surface Pro is thicker, heavier, costs more than an iPad and it's just going after the ultrabook market, kind of, so it's not taking away business from the IPad market. In order to use a keyboard, you have to sit at a table. Most tablet users use them holding them in their hands, in case you haven't noticed. If you want a keyboard, there are plenty of third party keyboard mfg that make them for the iPad and many of them will allow you to use either landscape or portrait mode, which is a failure with the Surface Pro tablets only letting you use landscape mode.
Now, if you want to ramble about a product that has CLEARLY failed in the market, go right ahead. Remember, we can start listing the higher end professional applications that are used in a variety of different industries that are for iPad and NOT for Surface RT.
More and more airlines are outfitting pilots with iPads, same goes with hospitals, same goes with restaurants, retail stores, musicians, music production, video production, architects, interior designers, banks, law enforcement, the list just goes on and on. Large Enterprise Accounts that buy iPads include Cisco, IBM, GE, Barklays, Korean Telecom, tons of school districts, universities, etc. I don't know why you even bother your desperation tactics.
The only Surface I've ever seen outside an actual store was at an In And Out Burger that someone left behind at the cashier counter. I didn't even bother to see if it was a RT or Pro, i just turned it in their lost and found and maybe the owner got their unit back.
When a company tries to sell a competing product to an Apple product and they don't sell well, that should tell you something. When they drop the price significantly and STILL don't sell well, that should tell you that the company is dumping product for two reasons. 1. They are taking up too much room in their warehouses and/or they are getting ready to release another updated version. But they generally want to clear the warehouses first, which is what they are doing. Microsoft hasn't done too well in these portable devices market. They might learn that they can't compete. I was actually surprised they sold as few as they did, I thought there would be more Windows users buying into it, but I guess there aren't.
What's funny is that Apple wasn't trying to compete with anyone in the smartphone and tablet industry. They just came up with their idea of what a smartphone and tablet should be, they started to become successful and then everyone else wants to compete against Apple.
So in the mean time, go somewhere else and try to pitch the Zune RT, I mean the Surface RT.