Apple's CEO Tim Cook has said that Microsoft's Surface tablet is a "compromised" and "confusing" device.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Cook hasn't actually used the Surface yet, but told analysts during a conference call that the news and reviews he's read about Microsoft's 10.6in tablet leading him to believe that it is a "very compromised and confusing product."

"I think one of the toughest things you do with each product is to make hard tradeoffs, and decide what a product should be," Cook said. "And we've really done that with the iPad. And do the user experience is absolutely incredible."

"I suppose you could design a car that flies and floats, but I don't think it would do all of those things very well," Cook said. "And so I think people, when they look at the iPad versus competitive offerings are going to conclude they really want an iPad." (See also: Top 10 hybrid gadgets to rival Tim Cook's toaster-fridge)

Apple yesterday announced that it sold 14 million iPads in the last quarter of 2012 at its earnings call on Thursday.

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