Woz: iPad is a PC for “normal people”

Apr 4, 2011 - 6 Comments


In a recent speech, Steve Wozniak compared tablets and the iPad to TVs, and suggests that the iPad is the culmination of what Steve Jobs has long wanted to create at Apple; a consumer friendly appliance for everyone.

Here are some of the better quotes via MacWorld:

“The tablet is not necessarily for the people in this room,” Wozniak told the audience of enterprise storage engineers. “It’s for the normal people in the world,”

And here’s the quote on Steve Jobs’ long awaited vision of the iPad as a consumer appliance:

“I think Steve Jobs had that intention from the day we started Apple, but it was just hard to get there, because we had to go through a lot of steps where you connected to things, and (eventually) computers grew up to where they could do … normal consumer appliance things,”

I definitely agree with the idea of an iPad (or tablet) being the perfect PC for a regular user, but it’s obviously much more than that too. Apple touches on this well in their new iPad 2 “We Believe” commercial, and we’re only at the beginning of the platforms life.

You can read the full text at MacWorld.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad


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  1. HJRR says:

    Ask your non-programmer, non-developer, non-graphic-artist friends what they use there computers for…. the answer, “Oh I surf the web, do a little FaceBook time, write some e-mails and sometime write some letters in Word.”
    For those people an iPAD is PERFECT! No need for anything else!!! Rock on Steve Jobs and APPLE for creating a perfect computer device!

  2. Edu says:

    More like the iPad is a PC for people with smaller brains and bigger show-off capabilities.

  3. icebreaker says:

    The iPad is not a pc, no proper file management etc. etc. etc. It is a completely different device then a pc.

    Putting pictures on and viewing them on an iPad: oh, I need an extra cable to connect it, limited storage space, small screen to view it on, viewing it on big screen? Need another cable!

    Fanboy talk from him so I can not take him seriously:
    “On the subject of tablets, I read today that Android tablets are expected to surpass iPads, and I hope that never happens,”

    PS, written on a MacBook by a ‘normal’ person.

  4. Wozimandias says:

    Woz rocks, but that picture of him kind of creeps me out

  5. Alberto says:

    Woz is great…

    Jobs wanted to become the big broz…
    and he did it!

  6. copper says:


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