An iPad Pro and Apple Pencil have “changed my reality as an artist. Tenfold.”
On the other hand, you don't have to build your iPad yourself.
Touchscreens have gotten bigger and their roles have changed. When Steve Jobs said that in 2010, he was talking specifically about phones that, at the time, had extremely small displays compared to today. The iPad had only just been launched and the iPhone had a 3.5" screen.