Why doesn't the iPad have a calculator?


It is one of the questions that any iPad user has asked at some point, or many. Why doesn't the Apple tablet have a calculator when the iPhone has it already installed in the system? Yes, it is true that we can ask Siri, and that we have hundreds of applications in the App Store, some of them free, which can perfectly replace the absence of a calculator on the iPad, but it is still curious that Apple has decided to do without the application on its iPad, when it would be quite useful considering that education and commerce are two of the main sectors it is aimed at the iPad. Well, the answer is that everything is due to Steve Jobs and his desire for maximum perfectionism.

According to Cult of Mac, a former company employee has confirmed that the decision not to make the Calculator app on the iPad was made directly by Steve Jobs. And it is because during the tests of the first prototypes of the tablet there was a Calculator application, but it was basically the iPhone application enlarged to fit the iPad screen. When everything was ready, Jobs asked Scott Forstall to create an application that, in addition to adapting to the new screen size, had a design specially configured to take advantage of the size of the new device. When Steve Jobs saw that Forstall had ignored him and the application remained the same as in the first prototypes, the head of Apple made the decision to remove it from the iPad.

Scott Forstall was one of the company's top executives and the longest-serving with Steve Jobs, until at the end of 2012 Tim Cook "forced him out" due to the Maps fiasco. The until then head of iOS development refused to sign with Tim Cook the letter of apology for the problems that Maps had in its launch with iOS 6, and only Cook's signature appeared on that document. Protected to the maximum by Steve Jobs, as this story seems to confirm, after the death of the co-founder of Apple, he lost the privileges with the new direction of Tim Cook.

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  1.   Albin said

    Now it was that I came to notice that.

  2.   iOSs said

    The weather app also comes out and some more that I don't remember now

  3.   unargencol said

    Now, put it on.

  4.   Pablo said

    What seems silly to me is that the new Apple TV is not the MAPS application either!