I remember a quote from Steve where he said something like, " in tech, u have to be 10 years ahead of the competition. Apple is 5 yrs ahead right now."
It's part of Apple's ethos, a measured, methodical approach to all facets of their business. Not just HW, SW and advertising, but environmental impacts, labor, etc., etc.
You make good points and I don't mean to dismiss your comments.Asian companies have been stealing IP and producing subpar products for decades and I'm glad Apple has taken them to task. This may be naive on my part, but I will never buy a Samsung product. Unless it's in an iPhone, I guess!
What a good idea! Why didn't I think of this?
My last "idea" was, at 17, to join the US Navy ('77-'81) and become a navigator. Shooting stars with a sextant, 3 hrs. of maths to figure out position. Once just before dawn and once around dusk. Fascinating stuff.
Now, it's all done instantaneously with GPS on a phone! Great!