Uh-oh, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bill Gates says iPad users are "frustrated" because they don't have access to Microsoft's Office suite of productivity software.
Gates is right only in that users don't have access to Office. Otherwise, there seems to be little interest in using the iPad as a laptop replacement. Instead, it's become a preferred device for playing games and watching video, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova in the following video. Gates is concocting problems where none exist.
And it's not like those who want to use the iPad as a business device aren't without options. Many Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) apps function quite well on the iPad, Tim says, pointing to his own frequent use of Google Drive for creating and editing documents. Meanwhile, sales of Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) own Surface tablets have been mixed.
Do you agree? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then let us know whether you believe Bill Gates is right about the iPad.