Microsoft Releases Fourth Anti-iPad Ad Highlighting Windows 8 Multitasking Capabilities

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Microsoft has launched a fourth anti-iPad television advertisement, once again highlighting the iPad's inability to run multiple apps at the same time.

    In the ad two baseball scouts using an iPad and a Windows 8 tablet vie to sign same player, with the Windows 8 user coming out on top thanks to the tablet's ability to simultaneously display two apps on the screen.

    The spot is part of a series that is dedicated to underlining the iPad's flaws in comparison to various Windows 8 devices. Other ads have focused on the iPad's high price, its lack of built-in productivity apps, and its non-expandable storage. Microsoft has also launched a website comparing the iPad to a Windows 8 tablet, which turned out to be inaccurate.

    Article Link: Microsoft Releases Fourth Anti-iPad Ad Highlighting Windows 8 Multitasking Capabilities
  2. macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    At least they actually used the devices. That way they don't have to measure.
  3. macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Of course since nobody is actually using a Windows tablet they are actually doing 0 things at once.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2010
    Well, it helps that the iPad guy doesn't know what he's doing. :rolleyes:

    Seriously though, it's not that hard to multitask with the iPad with the multi-touch gestures, and it's really quick if you get the hang of it.
  5. macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bit of a BS example since any scout would look up that info and know it before even deciding to make the call.

    Not to mention I'm pretty sure you switch from Facetime and the audio keeps going just fine (as long as you arent trying to play or record audio) which would make the ad false advertising
  6. macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    I LOVE my iPad, but seriously i wish it had this kind of multitasking. Like the NOTE 10.1 and the Galaxy S3, and S4, Note 2...:D
  7. macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    actually even tho i like android for my phone, apples ipad is the best by a long way for tablets. windows 8 is horrible there is not chance in a million years i would buy 1. multi tasking or not.
  8. macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2011
  9. macrumors 6502a

    May 16, 2012
    I doubt this will blow the tumbleweed away from the Surface tablet.
    It is almost sad seeing MS so bitter...., but only almost:)
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    the only advantage the guy using the surface had was that he could see the guy in the skype calls face while he read the info out.
    game changer.
  11. macrumors 68020

    Jan 5, 2012
    Que the angry comments against Microsoft. Apple did Mac v PC, Microsoft actually have the balls to do something similar: Let them.
  12. macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2011
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2013
    You know things are bad when you release your fourth anti Apple ad :)
  14. macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2013
    Wow, their marketing is so classy, like their font rendering.
  15. macrumors 601


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    I haven't used a Surface yet, but I've used Windows 8, and Jesus, what a disaster that is. If that's what to expect, I don't want to multitask anything, I would wedge the thing under a door somewhere.
  16. macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2010
    I agree with you on wishing we had the multitasking capability. It's pretty annoying that when you get out it goes black on the other end. And that little window thing would be pretty sweet!
  17. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    LOL WUT? this is showing skype... skype is their own application... showing that they did a ***** job on their own application for another platform isn't exactly looking good on them if you know what you're looking at in this commercial...
  18. macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    I support anything that incites more competition between companies.
  19. macrumors member

    May 19, 2009
    My take on these ads.

    These ads are funny but only in the respect that they seem to underscore the market leader. When given the choice, most people are gonna wanna take the route of least resistance, meaning the iPad. The I'm a PC I'm a Mac ads were different in that most people ALREADY had a PC.
    The tablet market is so new, the NEW customer is gonna go with the tied and true.
    Microsoft should be making ads that don't even mention the iPad if it wants any credibility that it can stand on its own.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2009
    Why would it take 10x longer to get the information if you can't see the guys face? Not getting it
  21. macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2013
    They got confused, and meant 10x faster.
  22. macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2012
    Adelaide, Oztwaylya.
    Yeah right, iPad can't do more than one thing at a time... watch this :rolleyes:

  23. macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    Fanboys are a bit annoying...

    I have an IPad, and iOS is behind other platforms in terms of overall functions usability, and available APIs for devs. Sorry, it is.. But with that said, "It's all about the apps". And iOS apps themselves are still a bit more plentiful and polished.
  24. macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    More free advertisement for Apple! MS just does not get it!
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    Haha true. Microsoft could have chosen a way better situation. Even though the ad is really dumb, the feature of multitasking could be useful in other cases like using Safari and some messaging thing (Mail, Messages, etc) together. I'd like to drag stuff over, not copy/paste.

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