Can somebody point at one device Apple has produced that wasn't based on an existing product or products?
Sorry his genius was repackaging, re-badging, marketing, stealing ideas and then suing the originator for patent infringement.
If there is one true achievement Jobs and his empire can claim it is the current state of patent laws.
Here are some examples:
- Xerox/Wimp/Gem => MacOS
- BSD => current MacOS foundation + skin to look like old MacOS
- Hardware originally designed for Windows machines => 1/2 generation behind the times to avoid cutting edge issues = Mac PCs/Macbooks
- A multitude of MP3 players and online MP3 download sites => iPod
- A multitude of smart phones and handheld computers => iPhone => iPad