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Microsoft calls out Tim Cook ahead of Surface Pro 4 announcement

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An ode to toasters and refrigerators

In April 2012, Apple CEO Tim Cook offered this opinion of tablet–laptop hybrids: "You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not gonna be pleasing to the user."

More than three years later, Microsoft's Surface lineup has continued to be a flagship device and a symbol of its goals for Windows. Just hours before its new Surface Pro / Lumia event, Microsoft's head of Windows and devices Terry Myerson tweeted this callback:

A big vote of confidence for today's announcements, but more importantly, is that really big toast or a really small fridge? And is it technically a "burn" because toast puns? (Update: Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Bookwith detachable toast.)

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