What multi-touch ideas are you talking about? Pinch zoom? Flick scrolling?
Those were all long known ideas. Apple didn't invent them.
Heck, as we've pointed out before, the Open Linux movement announced them as planned features for their developer phone months before Apple revealed the iPhone. Not to mention Jeff Han showing off at TED a year before that.
Perhaps you meant something else, like bounce back at the end of a page? That could be copied in about ten minutes after seeing it on stage. In fact, everything of importance could be copied in a very short time after seeing it on stage. (And was, even in web based iPhone simulations that appeared shortly after.)
Non-developers seem to have this bizarre notion that you need inside information to copy a visual look or action once it's made public. You do not.
Edited by KDarling - 4/13/13 at 8:32pm