Apple COO Tim Cook stepped in for Steve Jobs during the company's conference call on Tuesday and was polled by analysts regarding the dozens of tablets that were shown off at CES earlier this month. Cook touted Apple's iPad as the best tablet on the market, and said other products are either scaled-up smartphones, too big and expensive (Wintel tablets) or vaporware.
"The next generation of Android tablets, which is what you discussed primarily at CES - there's nothing shipping yet, and so I don't know," Cook concluded. "Generally they lack performance specs, they lack prices, they lack timing, and so today they're vapor. We'll assess them as they come out, wherever, but we're not sitting still, and we have a huge first mover advantage. And we have an incredible user experience from iTunes to the App Store and an enormous number of apps and a hugee ecosystem. So we're very very confident…"