Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use the iPad

Just imagine what it would have been like to be one of Steve Jobs’s children.

You’d be super rich, living in a house made of iPads with, we imagine, robots at your beck and call. Any communication would be done though Facetime or iMessage, probably, and you’d be on your way to becoming the next tech genius.

Or not, apparently, as it’s been revealed the Apple founder’s kids lived a sickeningly tech free existence.

In fact, as a US journalist discovered, the Jobs family limited their kids’ access to the internet and forced them to talk to each other.

A year before he died, Nick Bilton asked Jobs if his kids love the iPad. His reply was: “They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”

Apparently it was all down to improving social skills and broadening his children’s minds to include books and history.

But we reckon avoiding kids’ sticky smudgy fingerprints on his shiny iPad screen might have had more to do with it.

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