Ok, so the iPad was actually in the works before the iPhone. Then Steve decided to move the OS they created to the iPhone, and put the iPad on the Cupertino labs shelves. Now, Steve, please define “before”: because it seems like Wired magazine knew about the iPad in 1999.
Take a look at the scan below:
“The next iMac attac promises new lollipop laptops, a more serious series of professional machines, and a wireless handheld dubbed the iPad”
What exactly did you have in mind back then, Wired? Anyway, this is cool. Even better than Paul the Octopus.
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