“Who wants a stylus? You have to get them and put them away, you lose them. Yuch. Nobody wants a stylus.”
It was 2007 and a still-robust Steve Jobs was explaining why the new iPhone would not come with a stylus, something that was quite common in high-end feature phones in those days – my Palm Treo had one. He made it very clear that the best pointing devices were the ones we were born with, our fingers. For them, Apple invented multi-touch – a tactile navigation and manipulation strategy that survives to this day on the iPhone, iPad and myriad other touchscreen devices.
Via: Mashable: Gadgets