Re: Slide to unlock
Apple don't invent, they innovate:
-The Neonode N1m had slide to unlock in 2005
- Apple didn't invent the touch screen even the capacitive touch screen (the first to really allow a finger control rather than stylus) was brought to market by LG (the Prada) before Apple.
-Windows mobile had been around for a while and could do many of the things (and more) that the iphone was credited with inventing. And don't forget many of the reasons the iPhone was sucessful as becuase of service providers (google maps anyone?)
-There were many tablets around before the iPad
-There were many mp3 players before the ipod.
Apple innovate they see a weakness in a product and buy technology that can help them create a more approachable product.