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Apple Event Had A Microsoft Executive On Stage, But Why?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s product event took place in San Francisco on Wednesday, and many industry experts attended. What came as a surprise was that an executive from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was also invited onto the stage.

Corporates important for iPad success

The relations between the two tech giants have not been very good. Walter Issacson, in a Steve Jobs biography, cited the Apple co-founder as saying that Microsoft had no taste. Apparently times have changed now.

At the event, Apple announced a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro priced at $799, among other products. Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the gadget to become more appealing at the workplace and believes it to “be the clearest expression of our...