Re: I give the iPhone another 3 years tops
"have Apple ever done anything but 'barely innovate'?"
In my view? Yes, Steve Jobs seems to have been the first computer entrepreneur to realise that computers only looked complicated to adults, but wee boys/girls got along just fine with them, thus shaping his vision of things to come, and most notably, giving him the confidence that yes, the computer as a consumer item did indeed have a future.
Granted, that was a few decades ago when many of the people commenting here weren't even born, but if nothing else in at least that sense I believe the Macintosh *was* innovative. People familiar with Apple may be able to bring up more recent examples.
Btw, I have never bought any Apple products or services that I'm aware of, and don't know much about the company itself, but, with due respect, those accusations that "$leadingITCompany has never done anything innovative" ring a bit silly to me.