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:
@maryjofoley, @alex, @thurrott, @tomwarren hope you enjoy the show today…pay attention – some new things might pop up pic.twitter.com/yHbgfLNyfN— Terry Myerson (@tmyerson) October 6, 2015
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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