Steve Jobs Would Hate The Pencil, Big Phones And Small Tablets

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  • Posted: September 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Steve Jobs isn’t a fun of some innovations being made by tech companies. In 2007 he was against devices that use stylus. “Who wants a stylus?” Jobs said while introducing the iPhone. “You have to get ’em, put ’em away, you lose ’em. Yuck! Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus.”

Steve Jobs feels like people should not use a stylus and phones should have simple features.

“God gave us 10 styluses. Let’s not invent another,” Jobs said about the project, according to Walter Isaacson’s biography.

CNN reports that,  a few years ago Steve Jobs mocked the the tiny 3.5-inch iPhone, while on Wednesday Apple introduced its stylus alongside a giant, 12.9-inch iPad. It’s also a niche accessory that note-takers and artists will favor but most consumers probably won’t buy.

Steve Jobs used to create great ideas for Apple which were perfect despite the fact that most people used to criticize them. Apple has over the years been a unique brand.

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Jobs said he would only let Windows customers sync their iPods with their PCs “over my dead body.” He did ultimately let Windows users sync their iPods, a move that’s credited with making the iPod a phenomenon.

Things Jobs would hate:

  • Small Tablets. Back in 2010 Steve Jobs was against the production of small tablets. Jobs said the iPad’s 10-inch screen was “the minimum size required to create great tablet apps.” He provided that, making images appear sharper on the screen wouldn’t help smaller tablets become usable “unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one quarter of the present size. 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,” he said.
  • Big phones. Back in 2010 Jobs mocked the Galaxy S phones. “You can’t get your hand around it,” Jobs said. “No one’s going to buy that.”Steve Jobs wanted the iPhone’s software to mimic real life. For instance, he told Apple’s designers to model iCal’s leather after the seats on his Gulfstream jet.

Big phones, huge tablets and stylus are trending. Designers and editors like big screens and big working space to manage their projects well, but not everyone is a designer that’s why Steve Jobs was against them.

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Erick Vateta
Tech Editor at Kachwanya.com
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Erick Vateta is a lawyer by training, poet, script and creative writer by talent, a model, and tech enthusiast. He covers International tech trends, data security and cyber attacks.
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