30 Dec '12, 1am

Bill Gates' kids banned from Apple gadgets - TODAYonline #AppleNews

SAN FRANCISCO - Melinda Gates, the wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has said her children are banned from owning Apple products such as an iPod. Mrs Gates, a philanthropist and world health campaigner, guest edited the Today programme on Radio 4 Friday morning. Asked whether her two daughters and son had asked for an iPod, she replied "of course they ask". "But they get Windows technology," she added. "The wealth from our family came from Microsoft so why would we invest in a competitor?" Microsoft has enjoyed little success so far trying to compete with Apple's most successful mobile gadgetry. Its iPod rival, Zune, was a flop and scrapped last year. A recently redoubled effort has produced Windows Phone 8 to take on the iPhone and Surface to battle the iPad. Both Microsoft products have been fairly well received but so far not made up much ground lost to Apple's head...

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