iPad has truly lost the vision Steve Jobs originally had for it

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>>>I still pick up my iPad as the default device for reading books and magazines through Apple News Plus and Apple Books, watching YouTube, and browsing the web through Safari.<<

I get the author’s point. The IPad is becoming more complicated outside the above average user tasks. And This wasn’t Steve Jobs’ Vision for iPad. Also, for non average users, the 10th Gen has some transition issues. The Magic Keyboard and pencil Gen 2 issues, new cool feature issues. But the author kinda falls over his own point: the iPad is becoming too complicated, but why can’t the complications work better.
We all are what we see/hear around us. For tech channels they are around users who will frequently use keyboard and pencil and stage manager (the tech channels at YT have been screaming for years for more complications). But the vast majority of IPad users don’t use the complications that the author (and tech channels) both laments and wants improved. The iPad itself is all we need. For the vast majority of IPad users the 10th Gen is very good (price jump notwithstanding). Steve Jobs’ Vision is still completely there for us of the vast majority who won’t use stage manager or a keyboard.
(Side note: it’s ten years since his passing. Times do change, he would have too. His vision was also no large display iPhones or streaming music service.).
 

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I also get the point as much as the writing was a waste of bandwidth and disk space.

At work we are among those who buy basic iPads by the dozens and I'm not sure Jobs envisioned they would be so huge in shop floor, health care, distribution and retail. Nothing like an M chip MacBook Air lived when the iPad came out. That alone would be some soul searching for the product. The new model with a keyboard just might be the answer for simple use between owning a phone, laptop or desktop computer.
 

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Would have loved to see this authors take on apple making a deal with Microsoft:
“Apple has truly lost the vision Steve Jobs originally had for it”

Or the mac abandoning power pc and moving to intel:
“The Mac has truly lost the vision Steve Jobs originally had for it”

Or how about the iPhone replacing the iPod:
“iPod has truly lost the vision Steve Jobs originally had for it”

 

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The author lost me when he used the phrase "jumped the shark".

I had to look it up !
I like my iPad very much, as it is really. More complication will not enhance it for me, making things work better without adding the pointless “Widget” and the irritating emoji stuff, would.
 

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The author lost me when he used the phrase "jumped the shark".

Awesomely funny Annie!
This is for the younger crowd who may not know the reference "jump the shark" (which may include the author). There was a LONG ago popular TV series called Happy Days, set in middle America 1950s. A handful of years into the series, one episode has the cast go to Hollywood where one of the main characters, "The Fonz", ski jumps over a shark. That episode is credited with the point the show went downhill. "Jumping The Shark".
Believe it or not, that is where the term "Jumped the shark" comes from.
 

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Would have loved to see this authors take on apple making a deal with Microsoft:
“Apple has truly lost the vision Steve Jobs originally had for it”

Or the mac abandoning power pc and moving to intel:
“The Mac has truly lost the vision Steve Jobs originally had for it”

Or how about the iPhone replacing the iPod:
“iPod has truly lost the vision Steve Jobs originally had for it”


Steve Jobs was singular in tech history. Bill gates couldn't shine his shoes. That's just a fact. But the Steve Jobs legend has taken on even grater than his real 'singular' history. The legend is now what Steve Jobs did was perfect, it never needed changing, it never needed evolving, ever! Whatever Apple has done since then makes Apple no longer Apple. (I am sure you've seen this too).
I believe Steve Jobs also didn't want iTunes for Windows until he did. He probably would have loved AirPods but probably disliked the Watch. Steve Jobs did have people around him, Tim Cook being one of them, to say "can we rethink that?". His thinking would have evolved. Be sure his thinking on iPad would have evolved just as it would have evolved on large screen iPhones.
The good news is the basis of Steve Jobs still very much exists at Apple. Stay out of the low cost high volume market. Do only a few things so you can do them very well. Form and function both matter. An ecosystem of easy to use technology. Not to be user data recording company. All still very alive.
 

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