iPad Pro Jobs: If you see a stylus or a task manager, 'they blew it'

Discussion in 'iPad' started by meetajhu, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    The stylus (well, pencil) is not sold with the device it's an accessory for a set target audience, and if you think that a product is a failure because professional artists need a stylus to draw with rather than their fingers then you don't understand the industry or even topic lol
  2. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    i'm missing the point of the thread. which is the funny bits to have me on the floor with laughter?
  3. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    In fairness Steve said this about the phone and not the tablet.
  4. theluggage macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2011
    Did you ever have an early Windows phone that needed a stylus because the on-screen keyboard and buttons were too tiny to operate with a finger? Or an early Android phone that would gradually accumulate background apps and grind to a halt until you fired up a task manager and manually killed them?

    Jobs was right at the time - but technology moves on and mobile devices are now more powerful and being used for far more applications. You don't need a stylus to operate an iPad Pro, but having one opens up new areas of use.

    That said, I'm skeptical about how successful the iPad Pro will be: I can see the applications, but wonder if they'll attract a big enough market to satisfy Apple.
  5. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2007
    This is a dumb thread. Have you been living under a rock the last few months? Literally every article about the iPad Pro/Pencil has lead with some stupid quip about these comments from Jobs.
  6. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013

    Yes, this.

    And a whole lot of other things.

    Wasteland me thinks? Vote? :D
  7. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Steve is referring to the navigation of the device. If you need a stylus to navigate the device, "you blew it".

    His comment doesn't apply to the iPad Pro, since you don't need an Apple Pencil to use the interface. He was mocking devices like a Palm Pilot (I miss that thing!), which required a stylus for operation.

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