During a recent interview one Microsoft official claimed that Apple was following Microsoft’s lead with the iPad Pro. Surface General Manager Ryan Gavin said that Apple followed the example of the Surface Pro, by launching the iPad Pro.
Another interesting statement is that if Microsoft had followed Apple, they would have never made a Surface Pro, which is pretty true. The Surface Pro is actually credited by many experts as the device that started to increase the popularity and spread of the 2 in 1 tablets. The latest Surface Pro is promoted as a “tablet that can replace your laptop”, while the Surface Laptop sounds kind of strange in the same lineup. Still, they propose different experiences and flavours of Windows 10.