“On two occasions, Steve Jobs has called the iPad the ‘most important product’ he has ever worked on. Keep in mind, this is the guy who, along with Steve Wozniak, essentially invented the personal computer,” Tim Bajarin reports for PC Magazine. “Jobs was also the driving force behind Apple’s desktop publishing vision. He also gave the world the iPod and iPhone, products that have gone on to redefine the way we think about their respective spaces.”
“Yet Jobs calls the iPad the most important product he has ever worked on,” Bajarin reports. “I’ve been pondering this statement since the Apple CEO first proclaimed it upon the launch of the device in late January.”
Bajarin writes, “Jobs clearly believes that there is something ‘magical’ about the iPad. To understand his thinking, one has to realize that Jobs doesn’t think like a techie. He doesn’t concern himself with speeds and feeds. Jobs focuses on the ways in which people use technology. He is also interested in how the finished product looks and feels and how it becomes a part of a person’s lifestyle.”
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