Apple CEO talks reputation, TV, wearables, iOS and more during D11

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Apple CEO Tim Cook was once again the opening speaker during the All Things D tech conference that kicked off last evening and once again, he fielded a number of pressing questions from hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher while...

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Divvet

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Surely the device that sells the most should be considered the "best" device....
And sorry Tim, Apple are no longer cool. Trust me on that.
 

Jos

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"Best" is a subjective word. If you are looking to do some serious gaming then you should probably be looking elsewhere, same if you want the flexibility of upgrading hardware without paying a premium. But their laptops are certainly top quality. I have a 4.5 year old 13" MacBook that still offers very decent performance and a little over two hours of battery life, which isn't bad at all for its age.
 
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Mac is the best pc. If you look at the iMac it is a best Personal Computer as well as the mac pro. It is a power house. With the 24 logical cores you can run windows/mac os/linux unix at the same time with virtual machines. Even works on iMac. As far as productivity. The iMac can take 2 30 inch monitors at the same time with this you get 2 30 inch and a 27 inch. That is a lot of screen space for photoshop and research. If you into stock trading the mac pro can take 3 or 4 video cards each with 3 monitor attachable so you got 12 screens for your stock portfolio. Who needs a windows PC. With thunder bolt you can attach a 24 terabyte raid box for storage. That is more than any pro photographer of media design even movie producer would need.
 
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Skidmarksdeluxe

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Mac is the best pc. If you look at the iMac it is a best Personal Computer as well as the mac pro. It is a power house. With the 24 logical cores you can run windows/mac os/linux unix at the same time with virtual machines. Even works on iMac. As far as productivity. The iMac can take 2 30 inch monitors at the same time with this you get 2 30 inch and a 27 inch. That is a lot of screen space for photoshop and research. If you into stock trading the mac pro can take 3 or 4 video cards each with 3 monitor attachable so you got 12 screens for your stock portfolio. Who needs a windows PC. With thunder bolt you can attach a 24 terabyte raid box for storage. That is more than any pro photographer of media design even movie producer would need.
Maybe to you it's the best PC but not everybody needs or wants it.
 

yukka

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MacBook Pro is great. Got one myself, Borderlands 2 on high settings (and a tweak for nvidia physics). Very good hardware well made and well supported with hardware apple care for 3 years (and you can buy 5 if you ask VERY nicely). Yes they don't sell the most but does that mean they can't be the best? Anyway, I have a dell with i7 920 and my ivy MacBook Pro 15. Very happy.
 

9Nails

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Mac is the best pc. If you look at the iMac it is a best Personal Computer as well as the mac pro. It is a power house. With the 24 logical cores you can run windows/mac os/linux unix at the same time with virtual machines. Even works on iMac. As far as productivity. The iMac can take 2 30 inch monitors at the same time with this you get 2 30 inch and a 27 inch. That is a lot of screen space for photoshop and research. If you into stock trading the mac pro can take 3 or 4 video cards each with 3 monitor attachable so you got 12 screens for your stock portfolio. Who needs a windows PC. With thunder bolt you can attach a 24 terabyte raid box for storage. That is more than any pro photographer of media design even movie producer would need.
None of this is exclusive to Apple, except maybe the operating system. Which, if I had the choice of that or Windows 8, I'd pick Apple Mountain Lion. For general use, Windows PC's are much better. Apple computers do well in education, and continue into desktop production. But aren't the best at gaming and having a wide selection of software titles available.
 
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davislane1

Mac is the best pc. If you look at the iMac it is a best Personal Computer as well as the mac pro. It is a power house. With the 24 logical cores you can run windows/mac os/linux unix at the same time with virtual machines. Even works on iMac. As far as productivity. The iMac can take 2 30 inch monitors at the same time with this you get 2 30 inch and a 27 inch. That is a lot of screen space for photoshop and research. If you into stock trading the mac pro can take 3 or 4 video cards each with 3 monitor attachable so you got 12 screens for your stock portfolio. Who needs a windows PC. With thunder bolt you can attach a 24 terabyte raid box for storage. That is more than any pro photographer of media design even movie producer would need.
1. Few general consumers are ever going to fully utilize that many cores. For the price/performance ratio you'll get with a Mac Pro as a general consumer, you''ll be better served by PC.

2. The vast majority of desktops and laptops can utilize multiple displays.

3. SLI/Crossfire support is a common feature on PC mobos and nobody is using 12 monitors to look at their P&L.

4. People who use Windows applications.

5. Hardly a storage option limited to Macs.

As far as computers are concerned, Apple is superior in only two categories: their native OS doesn't crash and bug up as much as Microsoft's and they make excellent track pads. Everything else is either too subjective for debate or doesn't apply to the general consumer.
 
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yukka

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You forget their cloud integration. iTunes, iPads and iPhones play much better with osx. The way the hardware interacts is just creamy.