Flush with success, Apple says the iPad has no competition. Apple COO Tim Cook’s view of the tablet arena:
There’s the [tablets] that use Windows, they’re generally big and heavy and expensive. They have weak battery life, they require a keyboard or a stylus as an input device, customers are frankly just not interested in them.
Apple sold over 14-million iPads in 2010. What does Cook say about Android tablets?
Then you have Android tablets, and the varieties that are out shipping today, their operating system wasn’t designed for tablets. Google has said this, this isn’t just Apple saying this. That means you have the size of a tablet that just isn’t reasonable for what we call a ‘real tablet experience.’ That’s just a scaled-up smartphone, which is a bizarre product category. If you do a side-by-side with an iPad, you’ll pick an iPad.
Apple sold 7.3-million iPads during the last quarter of the year—nearly 7-percent of the global PC market. Tim Cook just peed on Windows and Android.