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This article was published on June 2, 2010

Steve Jobs: The iPad Concept Came BEFORE the iPhone

Steve Jobs: The iPad Concept Came BEFORE the iPhone
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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.

Contrary to what many had believed, Jobs says the iPad as a concept came before the iPhone.

Jobs says:

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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