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

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.

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14 months ago
Of course since nobody is actually using a Windows tablet they are actually doing 0 things at once.
Rating: 152 Votes
14 months ago

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


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

Rating: 61 Votes
14 months ago
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.
Rating: 48 Votes
14 months ago
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
Rating: 44 Votes
14 months ago
Que the angry comments against Microsoft. Apple did Mac v PC, Microsoft actually have the balls to do something similar: Let them.
Rating: 40 Votes
14 months ago
You know things are bad when you release your fourth[I][/I] anti Apple ad :)
Rating: 35 Votes
14 months ago
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.
Rating: 32 Votes
14 months ago
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
Rating: 29 Votes
14 months ago
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.
Rating: 21 Votes
14 months ago
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...
Rating: 21 Votes

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