- Forum: iPhone
Apple never stole xerox. Xerox did not wanting to sell products, Apple was one of the company who came to Xerox to see their research. Apple was impressed, bought rights. Apple developed technology to make UI possible and better on common hardware (motorola at the time). The mouse was also developed to be a real product, not a prototype costing hundred of $. - you can also see how Apple, Xerox and Adobe worked to develop the first laser printer.