Is this supposed to be clever or what?
As far as I know that's the original iPhone being talked about in the lame pic you posted, it was introduced when clicking on a screen with your finger didn't work well because resistive touch screens were the main technology used in devices that used a touchscreen. No one uses a stylus now to interact with their smartphones, Apple killed the stylus as we knew it back then and replaced it effectively with our fingers.
The new Apple stylus isn't used to interact with your device. It has its own purpose and its own apps.
Hardly clever but maybe ironic?
Here is one that is actually clever, considering it was drawn in 2012.
It seems to me some people are turning off their brains and posting something stupid just to laugh at their failed attempts of joking.
The picture isn't clever or ironic. The styluses of the pre-iPhone era are dead and burried. They were used to do the simplest interaction, as smiple as clicking on an icon. No one needs a stylus to do that anymore. The new stylus is designed to be used inside apps for productivity purposes, designed to do something completely different than the stylus Steve was talking about.
Let's ignore the impressive Force-Touch technology that effectively introduced a right click equivalent to smartphones, ignore the Touch ID the competition spent years trying to catch up to, ignore the leading mobile processors Apple has been pumping out year after year, ignore Siri. All technologies Apple paved the way for them to become mainstream AFTER they iPhone was introduced. Ignore it all and dig something old Steve said when he was introducing a device with a capacitive touchscreen and its complimentary OS that changed the world and killed the concept of the stylus on a phone for good! All in the name of making fun of the new Apple stylus that has nothing to do with the rudimentary ones. Ironic indeed
Too bad the surface pen and the keyboard cover came attached to horrible devices. One of them is completely dead and the other one only got "good enough" with its third iteration. Let's not pretend people worried about having to use a stylus on their Surface, that was the least of our concerns. We were too busy wondering "WTF is a windows RT?", we are actually still wondering about that
On a more serious note, with Skylake being officialy rolled out, the Surface Pro 4 may finally be a device I actually want.
Regarding the iPad, I am still disappointed with iOS9 on the iPad. It needs to do more , it needs to completely cut the cord with the PC or the Mac. Smart keyboard cover is also disappointing to say the least. iOSX may change my mind, but for now, iPad isn't doing enough.