debro, yer killing me with laughter. Are you just trying to bait Apple fanboys by spewing out laughable and ignorant statements ? You could not be further from the truth, and you know what ? A few years ago I would never admit it either, because I was an Apple hater. I still use Windows but I got an iPad last year and I love it. Its brilliant, its changed the way I do home computing (I hardly touch my desktop at home) and the hate has diminished.
Who developed the OSX and the iOS operating systems and the industry standard Final Cut Pro software then ?
Apple innovates and invents cutting edge hardware and its everyone else who scrambles to copy them. Look at all the tablet and cell phone copycats trying to be like iOS and the iPhone / iPad. Look at Intel scrambling to make this new ultrabook platform which are a complete rip offs of the MacBook Air. Windows Vista (and now 7) had several blatant OSX rip offs too.
One last point. A polished user interface is something that only comes from a company that takes software and user interface development seriously and professionally. It demonstrates that they go the full mile, they don’t to things half-assed and over-complicated like some other O/S developers. Making software very simple and easy to use is a brilliant and very difficult thing.