Despite Microsoft’s partnership with CNN, the channel anchors still used iPads

CNN caught using Surface Pro 3 as iPad stand

During CNN’s midterm election coverage a number of viewers noticed that although the anchors were sat behind an array of Microsoft’s Surface tablets, they were actually using iPads.

Thanks to a partnership with CNN, Microsoft supplied the cable station with its Surface Pro 3 tablets, but at some points during the coverage it appears that the tablets were being put to use as stands for propping up Apple iPads.

The Surface Pro 3 hit US shelves in June and made its way to the UK in August. It comes with a 12-inch 3:2 ratio HD display, 4th generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, and a selection of storage options including 64, 128, 256 and 512GB capacities.

Here are a few of the best tweets on the mishap:

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