Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Oct 2012 10:45 UTC
Apple Beautiful video tribute and written message from Tim Cook regarding Steve Jobs, who passed away one year ago today.
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RE[3]: I get it
by kovacm on Mon 8th Oct 2012 08:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I get it"
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

The Reality Distortion Field ..." ... "Jobs said never would they produce a 7"


heh... RDF.

please check: Jobs never said that!

it looks like that you are in RDF ;) and you wish that Jobs said that ;)

yours (and all Apple haters) problem is that you NEVER listen what Steve have to say really - all you do is just looking for something that you could turn around and make him look like a boozo or bad person... it is a shame.

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RE[4]: I get it
by MOS6510 on Mon 8th Oct 2012 09:13 in reply to "RE[3]: I get it"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I don't know if Steve did or didn't say that, but he did say a number of things only to change his mind later on.

At the time the were designing the iPad they thought they had the right size. Times and technology change, making it possible to make a smaller tablet that doesn't suck. Had the released a much smaller iPad in 2010 it would indeed have been "just a big iPod touch". Now they can do more pixels.

There is also some marketing involved sometimes. For example Steve said they wouldn't do a video iPod and then they did. Had Steve admitted they were going to do one the sales of the current models would have plummeted.

Apple tends to deny doing anything until they have already done it. They don't announce products before they are ready to be shipped. If they want to let the public know in advance they prefer to leak stuff to the WSJ for example.

If one reads the Steve Jobs biography you'd know he tends to say no to a lot of things until he's really convinced and his no turns in to a big yes.

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RE[4]: I get it
by TM99 on Mon 8th Oct 2012 10:35 in reply to "RE[3]: I get it"
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2012-08-26

please check: Jobs never said that!

it looks like that you are in RDF ;) and you wish that Jobs said that ;)

yours (and all Apple haters) problem is that you NEVER listen what Steve have to say really - all you do is just looking for something that you could turn around and make him look like a boozo or bad person... it is a shame.


Seriously? What an idiot most of you Apple fans have become. This is a PERFECT example of the RDF!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57486828-37/steve-jobs-7-inch-tab...

In this article you get the exact verbatim transcript from 2010 of Jobs dissing the 7" tablets and obviously stating that Apple had no interest in apps for the 7" nor a 7" iPad as 10" was perfect according to their research and development.

So, was it a bait and switch? Maybe Cook is smart enough to realize Apple needs to look to that market as well?

Facts are facts even if you think they aren't.

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RE[5]: I get it
by MOS6510 on Mon 8th Oct 2012 10:49 in reply to "RE[4]: I get it"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

He said "These are among the reasons we think the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA, dead on arrival."

The reasons are 6 in total, 3 related to the screen size, 3 aren't. It's about the "current crop", this was in October 2010. How well did those 7" tablets do? I can't even name any.

I can only conclude that he was right at that moment in time. Now Apple can put more pixels on the screen, meaning a smaller iPad can still display everything a normal iPad can. They couldn't do that in 2010, meaning a 7" iPad would have sucked.

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