Apple didn't invent anything, they took existing ideas and marketed them better than anyone else had. They may have improved some of these things but they didn't invent a single one of them. There were smart phones and touch screens before the Iphone, there were tablets before the Ipad, MP3 players before the Ipod. Apple is a great marketing company but their electronics are purposely weak and closed so they can release new ones bi annually. They are marketing geniuses, I just can't stress that enough but their technology is weak, old, past it's prime, obsolete say it however you want but Apple makes inferior products with spectacular marketing campaigns.