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iPad 2, Steve Jobs - Easy Targets

Steve Jobs
It's easy to be cynical about the recent launch of the iPad 2. Maybe the original iPad had a rounded back and space for a camera deliberately so the back could be flattened and a camera added when the iPad 2 was released without Apple having to redesign anything?

In other words maybe original iPad could have been 33% thinner and include a camera right from the get go? Only Steve and the boffins at Apple really know for sure. I suspect the camera was left off as a cost cutting measure until Apple were sure they had a market for the iPad. Despite the buzz surrounding the originals launch you can never be 100% sure if a product is going to tank or not.

Apple has become a lot like Google these days. Both used to be the cool companies that everyone would work for (and we could collectively curse the sins of Microsoft with) but both are fast following in the original evil corporate giants footsteps. A company people either love to love or love to hate for no logical or rational reason.

Apple's products are specifically designed for ease of use. It's one of the reasons they've done so well without having to pack in more features than anyone else in the market. It's that reputation that gives the impression that Apple converts will buy anything with an Apple logo on it. I mean why would you buy an iPad when there are other tablets with more features and flash capable? It doesn't make sense to non Apple fans.

This makes Apple and Steve Jobs something of an easy target for parody and it got me to thinking, what if Steve Jobs isn't quite the genius we all imagine? Sure he's great at presentations but what if he's the idiot... uh... 'test subject' that Apple design all their products for. If Steve can't use it then it goes straight back to the drawing board.

That's how my animation below came about... [Warning : Coarse Language]



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