iPad sales – 145 million and counting – but Jobs thought it would ‘fail’

By: October 14, 2013
'We look at the tablet and we think it’s gonna fail' - Steve Jobs in 2003 'We look at the tablet and we think it’s gonna fail' - Steve Jobs in 2003

As Apple prepares to launch its next generation iPad for the Christmas market in 2013, ten years ago – the iPad’s ‘father’ Steve Jobs – was dismissing the tablet computer as something that would “fail”.

How times have changed. The iPad and its tablet rivals have changed personal computing forever – and all within three years. iPad sales to date have breached the 145 million mark, globally. It is expected by January 2014, total iPad sales to date will have passed well beyond the 200 million mark.

Below is a video of Jobs dismissing the tablet at the first All Things Digital conference in 2003.

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