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Jobs 'hated' a Microsoft exec

Apple started making iPad because Jobs 'hated' a Microsoft exec The iPhone might never have existed if Apple co-founder Steve Jobs didn't "hate" an executive at Microsoft. 
Scott Forstall, the former head of Apple's software business and the man who created iOS for the first iPhone, on Tuesday said Jobs couldn't stand an executive at Microsoft who talked to him about plans for styluses and tablets. 
Jobs, who was famously anti-stylus and instead favored using fingers on touchscreens, was annoyed with that Microsoft executive so he and Apple started work on their own tablet, which eventually became the iPad. 
"iPhone had a very circuitous route by itself," Forstall said Tuesday during an event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. "We'd been working on a tablet project, which has a really odd beginning. It began because Steve hated this guy at Microsoft."
The panel was one of the first times Forstall has spok…