Steve Jobs is releasing heaps of interesting information during his talk at the D8 conference. This time round it’s regarding the development timeline of the iPad and iPhone.
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Contrary to what many had believed, Jobs says the iPad as a concept came before the iPhone.
I had this idea about having a glass display, a multitouch display you could type on. I asked our people about it. And six months later they came back with this amazing display. And I gave it to one of our really brilliant UI guys. He then got inertial scrolling working and some other things, and I thought, ‘my god, we can build a phone with this’ and we put the tablet aside, and we went to work on the phone.
Interestingly, as a reader points out below, the project was reportedly called “Safari Pad.”
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