Sources: Sharp, Reuters
quote: Tony, "innovation" is not what you seem to think it is. Releasing a hit product is not innovation, just successful business.
quote: The ipod was a prettier looking version of products from Creative and Archos and others. OTOH, the first nano and the gumstick shuffle were quite impressive for the minaturization factor, but that's an accomplishment in engineering/manufacturing.
quote: Smart phones existed before the iphone. Again, just a successful implementation.
quote: The iPad, unlike the others, created a market that barely existed before. They were the first to be successful at overcoming the problems the tablet presented. A triumph, no question, but at the heart of it you have a larger itouch/iphone. Another case of refinement on prior work...yet when others do it they suddenly get possessive about intellectual "property."
quote: If anything, Apple successes are a result of better implementation , rather than innovation. This has been proven by product history.