Is Steve Jobs the biggest tech genius of all time?

He invented the desktop form-factor with the original Apple in 1977, invented the MP3 player with iPod in 2001, invented the modern-day smartphone with iPhone in 2007, and while cancer-stricken and dying invented the tablet form-factor with the iPad in 2010.

Is he the greatest tech inventor and genius of all time? Why do Apple-haters hate him so much considering we would still be working computers the size of rooms And flip phones if it wasn’t for him?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    yes he made the imac 2008

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  • Andy T
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No, the only tech "genius" act he did was to express tech in different ways of using such as using full touchscreen to operate phones and GUI for computers, which means it started with him stealing the GUI from Xerox. That must have been his proudest moment now in hindsight.

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  • Shadow
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    Steve Jobs was an innovator and not an inventor. He took other peoples idea's and implemented them in his own way to make it nicer and fancier. The only thing remarkable that Steve actually did was buy back and take back his own company after the board of directors kicked him out. That takes commitment. Everything else was created by someone else. Apple OS was created when they saw Unix (the original OS) also known as Solaris. They then reverse engineered the software to create their own. Microsoft came after they reverse engineered Apple OS. Linux was born from Unix and then other OS's started implementing it and/or building their own versions from Linux.

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  • 6 months ago

    Nikoli Tesla, was.

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  • 6 months ago

    Steve Jobs was not an inventor, he didn't invent any of the things you listed. He was a master of marketing and an innovator in that he took other people's ideas and made them very market/consumer friendly.

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  • 6 months ago

    Apple invented none of these.

    Commodore had the first consumer desktop personal computer.

    Mp3 players and tablets came out in the 90s

    Kyocera had the first modern smartphone.

    I'm surprised you didn't credit Apple for the other things they are often erroneously credited for like the GUI, set-top boxes and networking

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    One of them...............

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  • Mark
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Nopers. There were other people who contributed as well, but he was the 'spokesperson' front man, so to speak.

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  • 6 months ago

    Peter Norton,

    Ed Iacobucci,

    Ken Thompson,

    Dennis Ritchie,

    Brian Kernighan,

    Douglas McIlroy,

    Joe Ossanna,

    Linus Torvalds,

    Dave Raggett,

    Ted Nelson,

    Felix Zandman and Sidney J. Stein,

    Jagadish Chandra Bose,

    Walter H. Schottky,

    František Křižík (english speaker would probably call him like Franc Krizik)

    André-Marie Ampère

    and so SO many more people entirely vital to how you use and what you use today.

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  • stan l
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Steve Jobs invented nothing. He was a super salesman, nothing more.

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