The Macalope, on people making hay over Steve Jobs’s 2010 “If you see a stylus, they blew it” quote and rumors that Apple is going to unveil an optional iPad stylus:
In 2010 following the launch of the iPad, Steve Jobs famously
said “if you see a stylus, they blew it.” His comment targeted
earlier tablet products that relied on styluses for input as
opposed to focusing on finger input.
True! And guess what? He was right. If you need a stylus for the
general operation of a tablet, it’s junk. Is a stylus good to have
in certain use cases? Oh, guess what again, that’s a different
Expect this to come up about a thousand times if Apple really does unveil a stylus.