We've long heard rumors that Apple was working on "Safari Pad" long before the iPhone, but Steve Jobs confirmed it at D8, saying he thought of a glass display with multitouch and no keyboard. Apple came up with it, got inertial scrolling going and Jobs thought they could make a phone (which was more important). They made the iPhone, and then went back to the tablet for the iPad.
Jobs also discusses how to support and monetize media as it transitions into the digital age.
(Oh, and he doesn't want us to descend into a nation of bloggers -- America needs editorial!)
Video after the break!