It seems Apple owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Gates' firm – because the iconic iPad would never have been created had a Microsoft employee not boasted to Jobs over dinner that they had a revolutionary tablet in production.
'This dinner was like the tenth time he talked to me about it, and I was so sick of it that I came home and said, "F**k this, let's show him what a tablet can really be",' Jobs said.
In November 1983, where Gates revealed his firm was developing a new operating system with a graphic interface.
A furious Jobs said to him: 'I trusted you, and now you're stealing from us'. To which Gates replied: 'Well, Steve… I think it's more like we both had this rich neighbour named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out you had already stolen it.'
Steve Jobs' iPad idea originated at dinner with Microsoft employee that irritated him
It seems Apple owes an enormous debt to Bill Gates' firm – because the iconic iPad would never have been created had a Microsoft employee not boasted to Steve Jobs over dinner that they had a revoluti…