Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPhones or iPads: Here’s Why

Steve Jobs is a name which is synonymous with cutting edge, innovative and groundbreaking technology.


So it may come as something as a surprise to learn Apple’s former CEO didn’t believe in letting his kids use some of his company’s greatest products – the iPhone and the iPad.


And it’s not because the Apple godhead was a closet Samsung fan either.


Jobs, who died in 2011, may have had an instinctive flair for technology but he was a low tech parent who firmly believed in restricting his children’s access to electronic devices.


“We limit how much technology our kids use at home,” said Jobs way back in 2010, expressing growing concerns about his children’s gadget use.


As all modern parents know, iPhones and iPads are extremely appealing to children. These little hand-held devices are state-of-the-art toys. Surrogate parents almost, capable of entertaining, distracting, and pacifying children during school holidays and on long car journeys when mom and dad’s attentions are focused elsewhere.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:30am