Technology companies copy each other mercilessly, though few with the obviousness of Microsoft vs. Apple. Oliver Haslam:
Apple is, of course, the most famous maker of an AIO with its ever-popular iMac. Given the popularity of that machine amongst those who want a computer and monitor to be part of the same unit, taking up less space and reducing cables, the idea of Microsoft giving that particular market a try is not an absurd one. The company has already attempted challenging Apple in the notebook and tablet PC market. This does seems like a possible next step.
Not to mention copying Apple Stores with completely ripped off clones. I wonder how Microsoft’s so-called partners feel about the company moving into the hardware business with their own line of PCs?