- Feb 20, 2007
You're kidding us, right? Hardly anything Apple has done someone else didn't do first. Their OS's core isn't even their own, it's BSD Unix. Smartphones, I was using one almost 10 years earlier than the iPhone (Handspring Visor with cell adapter in the expansion port). The Mac concept, "taken" from Xerox.without apples technology we would be 15 years behind where we are. Jobs was only the hype and idea man he had no clue how to make anything work kind of like my other hero President Donald J. Trump.
The Surface line blows them away.
They don't make the highest tech PCs.
Mac OS stole from Windows Finder Sidebar, Path bar, back/forward buttons, Screen sharing, Alt-tab'ing.
Icon dock, a decade and a half after Unix, Linux, and OS/2 had it.
Their OLED displays... come from Samsung and they got into that game much later than everyone else.
HDR processing, copied from the Pixel 2.
Copied Samsung Live Focus.
Xiaomi beat Apple by a full year with a "bezeless" phone and did it with a much smaller border.
Edge to edge screens, Galaxy S6 had it before Apple, same with wireless charging.
Admitted to stealing the iPod idea from Kane Kramer.
Click wheel, stolen from Creative's Jukebox.
I'll give them the A12 bionic. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Itunes, based on SoundJam.
Dual camera image stabilization, Galaxy S8 did it before Apple.
Apple Pencil... Galaxy Note 4 years earlier.
Multi-touch, credit FingerWorks for that.
Pinch to zoom, Samsung invented it in the early 2000s. Some Apple engineers saw it in 2003 and like they did with Xerox, stole it.
Microsoft was selling tablets back in 2002.
Galaxy Nexus had facial recognition long before Apple.
Quick charging appeared on Android phones in 2013, 4 years earlier than iPhone.
Lenovo beat Apple by a year with augmented reality.
What Apple is great at is sensationalizing and marketing.
"I pay maniacal attention to where an idea comes from, and I even keep notebooks filled with my ideas. So it hurts when Steve Jobs takes credit for one of my designs." - Jonathan Ive, Apple chief industrial design.