If the creators have a little advantage at short term, it's not really true at middle and long term.
By this way, if most parts of the things invented in the last 4000 years come from Europe or western Asia, like matematics, philosophy or handwriting, we (Europeans and Asians) will be the best in ALL of these domains, forever ?
And, besides Apple, what big mobile phone companys remains in the U.S.A ? Motorola ? What else ?
Oh, one more thing, Apple doesn't really created the usable smartphone, it just re-invent advertisement.
IPhone isn't a cheap device, if you put the same budget in a Nokia, Samsung or HTC you will get the same manufacturing quality, and it was always been right.
Confine you in an atomic bunker as soon as you can, we will soon be ready to destroy you !!!
More seriously, perhaps we are not as stupid as you think
But Monty Python is still fun