is right. Apple never comes up with any ideas themselves. They do, however, popularize them with great marketing. And that's sort of a good thing, because it creates a market for tech products that people might never have paid much attention to in the first place. At least, here in North America.
In Japan, everything seems to be different. Sony has been the "Apple" there since.........forever, it seems. Also, Japan actually had things like Laserdisc, MiniDisc, and Betamax. Which is pretty crazy.