great Steve Jobs quotes

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  1. fanspeed macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2007
  2. smoledman macrumors 68000

    Oct 17, 2011
  3. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    • "What are these things good for besides surfing the Web on the toilet?"
      - Jobs dissing tablets to his staff, 2003

    • "There are no plans to make a tablet. It turns out people want keyboards. We look at the (idea of a) tablet, and we think it is going to fail.”
      - Jobs dissing touchscreen tablets at All Things Digital, 2003

    • "I’m not convinced people want to watch movies on a tiny little screen."
      - Jobs dissing handheld video players to Mossberg 2003

    • No native SDK, because third party iPhone apps could "bring down" a cell network.
      - Jobs dissing opening up the iPhone to developers, interviews early 2007

    • "The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don’t read any more.”
      - Jobs dissing the Kindle or any book or magazine apps, NYTimes 2008

    • "There are clear limits of how close you can physically place elements on a touch screen before users cannot reliably tap, flick or pinch them. This is one of the key reasons we think the 10-inch screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps."
      - Jobs dissing smaller tablets, Apple quarterly earnings call, 2010

    Not to be outdone, Cook has started his own list:

    • "We've put a lot of thinking into screen size and we think we've picked the right one."
      - Cook on 4" iPhone, dissing larger displays, 2013
  4. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    "The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste, absolutely no taste. And I don't mean that in a small way; I mean that in a big way." -- 1995
  5. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I've always viewed those contrary comments as a business tactic. Of course Apple was working on tablets at that point. But Jobs would never tip his hand and often could purposely lie to throw competitors off-track.
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    They were working on a tablet maybe a little before or after they said that. They had prototypes running OS X. One of the teams were working on multi-touch meanwhile.
  7. Nick11Mac, Nov 8, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2016

    Nick11Mac macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2011

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