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Bill Gates and family won’t be lining up to buy the Apple Watch

March 11th, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Bill Gates Apple Watch

While the bulk of Bill and Melinda Gates’ time these days centers on their charity work, the Gates family remains steadfastly devoted to all things Microsoft. If you thought that some time away from the trenches of the tech world might have softened their stance regarding Apple products, you might want to reconsider.

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Following Apple’s second Apple Watch media event this week, TMZ was able to catch up with Melinda Gates and asked her if she or Bill have any plans to pick up Apple’s upcoming wearable.

Without missing a beat, Gates immediately shot down the question.

“No, I’m not gonna own one,” Gates said. “We use Microsoft products… exclusively.”

Not all that surprising, really. You might recall an interview Melinda Gates did with the New York Times Magazine a few years back where she emphatically stated that the Gates household is decidedly anti-Apple.

Do you own an iPod, which is made by Apple? No, I have a Zune.

What if one of your children says, “Mom, I have to have an iPod”? I have gotten that argument — “You may have a Zune.”

Is it true that Bill works on an Apple laptop? False. Nothing crosses the threshold of our doorstep.

Isn’t there room in this world for both Apple and Microsoft? Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh. Go talk to Bill.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.




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