Which came first – the iPad or the iPhone?
You know all those jokes about how the iPad is just an earlier, bulkier version of the iPhone? They could be closer to home than you think. It turns out that Steve Jobs came up with the idea for the iPad long before the iPhone was even considered.
In fact, the idea for the phone came after the company (temporarily, it seems) shelved plans to build a tablet computer.
Steve Jobs was speaking at the All Things Digital conference in California yesterday. He said the company tried to “reimagine” the tablet PC. “What we said from the beginning is if you need a stylus you’ve already failed – so we built a very different animal,” he told the conference.
The iPad has sold two million units already, implying that Apple’s strategy has paid off.
What do you think? Have you bought an iPad? Are you even considering it?
Personally, I’ll hold off for two reasons – price, and the fact that I’d like to see what Apple will add to it for its second generation of devices. Also, I have other purchases in mind for the imediate future – iPhone 4G anyone?