Microsoft showed off a few neat concepts at yesterday’s Windows 10 conference. But while looking at the stage showed a company secure about its place in the tech world, turning around and facing the audience revealed a very different picture: a room full to bursting with MacBook-wielding journos.
Grasswire co-founder Austen Allred tweeted the above image taken at the event, adding the pithy understatement “A couple MacBooks at the Windows 10 Unveiling…”
If one were needed, it’s yet another reminder for longtime tech followers about just who won the PC war in the long run, despite Microsoft’s dominance during the 1990s. We can’t say we’re brokenhearted about it, either.
It’s not the first time, the Redmond-based company has been embarrassed by its Cupertino cousins. Late last year, Microsoft shelled out mucho cash to have CNN use its Surface tablets while covering the historic Mid-Term 2014 elections — only for the channel’s political commentators to turn to their preferred iPads whenever they got the chance.
Microsoft has also provided NFL teams with Surface tablets to review plays on the sidelines, although commentators have struggled to not call them iPads.
To be fair to Microsoft, it’s not just the Windows 10 event where Macs are in full force, though. At the recent State of the Union address, noted Apple lover President Obama was surrounded by glowing Apple logos from the press’ multitude of MacBooks — leading to the Huffington Post‘s Senior Congressional reporter tweeting the following:
Wow. The press gallery over the House floor for #SOTU looks like a damn Apple ad. pic.twitter.com/uubqdon5qc — Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) January 21, 2015