About This Microsoft Surface Beats iPad Survey (Includes Useful Tip)

Yes, it’s a shock. Yes, Apple’s iPad appeal seems to have faded a little. Yes, the Surface is getting a good reaction at retail — and retailers are aggressively pushing these things at customers (so I’m guessing there are some good commissions to be had on those sales, should anyone want to enlighten me), but..that JD Power survey?

Five points

We know Apple will update the iPad Pro range. It’s as inevitable as rainfall, spring, the seasons, or taxation…. we also know that Microsoft has just a five point lead. I imagine them that when Apple does ship it’s next significant iPad updates we will see an uptick in consumer satisfaction.

I do however also think Microsoft has done a pretty good job making a tablet for Windows users. How can Apple do the same?

Im taking this blip with a pinch of salt for the time being. I think we will see a different pattern once the Apple products in question are refreshed. Though Apple clearly can’t be complacent here.

#1 Tip

Meanwhile (thanks to Slashgear) here is the best tip I saw today for iPad users: that weird little connector to tie your Apple Pencil to a lightning cable? It’s really easy to lose.

This is what to do…

Secure it to the end where the connection sits on the Pencil, secure it with electrical tape, and leave the cap in the box. You won’t lose It again.




Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

4 Responses

  1. Bertrand Vichyn says:

    I had a Surface Book in hands. It’s quite impressing even if there’s some lag in commands with the tactile pad. And the pencil doesn’t recharge you have to change battery. Why do Apple refuse to make hybrids? Another “interdict” from God Job?

  2. Mark Newton-John says:

    Ha ha ha, whut? Use electrical tape? So much for Apple design…
    Hey, throw in a few ports because that’s what people want, not another update.

  3. Harvey Lubin says:

    Something to remember when looking at the JD Power survey results is that Surface ratings came from Surface (Windows) users, and iPad ratings came from iOS users. And satisfaction ratings are subjective.

    Users of Apple’s iOS and macOS products are a bit jaded, and are accustomed to a much higher standard of excellence from Apple products than products from competing companies. On the other hand, Windows users in general have had a lower level of acceptance in the products they buy and use, so a comparatively (to most Windows computers) higher end (in price and quality) product like Surface will receive a much higher satisfaction rating than most Windows products they previously used.

    These are two entirely different products that are being rated by two entirely different groups of users. I take these subjective results with a ton of salt.

  4. JohnS says:

    That little cap on the Apple Pencil, a better (costs a little cash) and, I think, more elegant solution is to be found on Amazon. It is this: Apple Pencil Cap Holder – MoKo Premium Soft Silicone Elastic Apple Pencil Cap Holder Pen Keeper Cover for the pocket cracking price of $5.99 and (gasp) looks good and comes in several colors. Just a thought. Have a great day!

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