Not surprisingly, Bill Gates’ wife Melinda mentioned during an interview that her children are banned from using Apple products. When asked if her kids asked for an iPod, she replied, “of course they ask… but they get Windows technology.”
“The wealth from our family came from Microsoft so why would we invest in a competitor?” Melinda Gates mentions in her interview. This isnt the first time the Gates household was asked about using Apple products. A few years back, when asked if she was ever interested in any Apple products, she replied, “Every now and then I look at my friends and say ‘Ooh, I wouldn’t mind having that iPhone’.” For those that didn’t know, Melinda Gates has been credited as the one who convinced her husband Bill Gates to leave Microsoft as its CEO back in 2000 and concentrate on his philanthropic efforts.