Poornima Gupta with a summary of Apple’s new freebies for 2013– software.
Its Mac operating system and iWork software suite, which compete with Microsoft’s Excel, Word and other applications, will now be offered free to all users.
Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi:
In the tablet PC market, they do think Microsoft is a bigger threat than Android. The iPad Air will compete with Surface Pro, not some rinky-dink Android tablet.
Apple CEO Tim Cook:
Our competition is different: they’re confused. Now they’re trying to make PCs into tablets and tablets into PCs. Who knows what they’ll do next?
My guess is they probably won’t make as much money as Apple.