"This will be the most important thing I've ever done." -Steve Jobs

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gothamm, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007

    this goes to show that not all sources are reliable. I also remember reading another article which claimed that Steve Jobs was having sleepless nights trying to perfect the tablet.
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Like with each of Apples world changing (no thats not fanboy talk, the mac, the ipod and the iphone DID each change the world) devices, you have to wait at least a year or two before you see why.

    This could very well have been the most important thing hes ever done. Thing is, you have to wait to see how it affects things and we certainly can't do that when its not even for sale yet.
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    I'm not sure how making a bigger version of the iPod Touch is the most important thing he's ever done. That distinction belongs to the iPhone.
  4. gothamm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    Unless he has a vision for it what us mere mortals do not see, the iPad is going to be the next apple TV.

    It could've been so much more, and sold like hotcakes. Multitasking, front facing camera, FLASH. you know where this is going...

    I suppose people were expecting too much of it, but thats apple's fault, for creating the hype, with those well executed internal "leaks" and what not.
  5. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    I thnk Jobs has delusions of grandure.

    He believes that the iPad will change the face of publishing and written media.

    That's what he believes this device is all about.

    He was right about the iPod and music. I'm not sure if he is right about this.
  6. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    Good news for Jobs is that incredible 3rd party apps will save the iPad in the end.
  7. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Interesting claim. Like what?
  8. talkingfuture macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2008
    The back of beyond.
    I think it may be right. This is the architecture of the next ten years of Apple products. It brings together itunes, multitouch, the app store, iPhone OS and the new A4 processor. This is what the next 10 years of Apple will be built on.
  9. peterdevries macrumors 68040


    Feb 22, 2008
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Apps like Evernote, Things, thousands of games and for some people even a host of fart apps.

    The iPhone also got the significant push when the app store was opened up.
  10. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I bet you guys thought that the iPod wasn't a game changer when it came out too.

    Sure, it was just another MP3 player, but there was a bigger plan in place.

    I suspect the iPad environment will evolve to even a far greater degree.

    Stay tuned.
  11. Palm Pimp macrumors regular

    Palm Pimp

    Jan 8, 2009
    The problem is Steve Jobs is surrounded by yesmen and fanboys.
  12. Techhie macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2008
    The hub of stupidity
    In its current form we see nothing special, however I suspect that the jailbreak community will be able to do some *very* interesting things with triple the power.
  13. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Here are some comments directly from the thread following the original iPod introduction:

    ...and these are just from the first page...


    Yes, if only he had some true visionaries like yourself around, maybe he would have really made a difference in the world.
  14. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    No, the fundamental problem is Jobs fires everyone who voices a different opinion. :D
  15. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I agree with you 100%!

    The larger screen has so many more options for apps. the larger real estate means possibly more information can be shown.

    And don't ask me which ones can benefit because the apps I use right now, may not be the best examples. Maps, Google Earth, Washington Metro maps, NBC Traffic Cams, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, DirecTV, ESPN Sportcenter Live Game play, YouTube, and Stocks and the main ones I can think of that I use regularly.
  16. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    it seems to me that alot of people don't quite understand the potential of the iPad.

    yes the iPad as a piece of hardware is not so exciting.

    it's the apps that will really make it. (at least for me)
    i've been laying in bed at night thinking about a whole bunch of ways that the iPad could be used with new apps.

    there's just so much I can think of that will make this a great product and a great way to work.

    i say - just wait and see...
  17. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    TOTALLY agree. As it stands, the iPad is fairly pointless, but it's the 3rd party apps that will make it a useable and useful device.
  18. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    Is that true?
  19. Techhie macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2008
    The hub of stupidity
    I'd like you to look up a little something we call "Pirates of Silicon Valley" :rolleyes:
  20. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2006
    In the Depths of the SLC!
    The negativity on this forum is getting out of hand. Half the people complaining about this stuff are complaining about things they don't even know about yet.

    Can you see five years into the future? Remember when PCs first came out, IBM said "No one will want these". Now look, huh?
  21. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    The computer industry is much more competitive today than it was even a decade ago. Technology changes more frequently than ever. I think people just expected more from Apple in this day and age.
  22. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2008
    I just want to say about the apps, if the ipad had been more like a computer, with a modified os x, what kind of apps could developers have made for it? I kinda can see how the added real estate could be put to use for the ipad as it is now, but I wondered what kinds of apps coulda been created if the ipad were different?
  23. WytRaven macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    Orbiting Mercury
    He does...and you will see it too eventually. Even the closed minded Microsoft have started to see it.
  24. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  25. bobob macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2008
    Don't lump all of us mortals into your shortsighted fog.

    I believe that Jobs is correct in his statement in the title of this thread.

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