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Tim Cook: iPad Pro users will ditch everything but their iPhone

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says the new iPad Pro will replace the desktop or laptop PC for many users.

In an interview with the Telegraph ahead of the 12.9-inch slate going on sale this week, Cook said the device will convince users they don’t need anything else.

“I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?” Cook bullishly said.

“Yes, the iPad Pro is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop for many, many people. They'll start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones.”

The iPad Pro is unquestionably more PC-like than any touchscreen device Apple has made before. This is down to the bigger screen, the Smart Keyboard case accessory and the Apple Pencil.

Related: How does the Apple Pencil compare to the competition?

However, with the iPad Pro only running iOS 9, rather than Mac OS X, some folks may still require a fully fledged operating system to run desktop-style apps.

However, should Cook’s largest assault on the PC industry yet come a cropper, the Apple CEO has another sector in his sights; he’s going for the humble sketch pad too.

“If you sketch, it’s unbelievable…you don’t want to use a pad anymore," Cook says.

The iPad Pro goes up for pre-orders tomorrow from £679. It will be available in stores by the end of the week.

Will you be snapping one up? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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