Re: @ Eadon Wrong title...
Slightly different though:
Xerox STAR -> Original Mac -> Windows 3.1. (But they didn't get it "right" until Windows 95, UI wise.)
BSD/NeXT/BeOS/UNIX/Linux -> Mac OSX -> Vista/Aero.
RIO PMP -> iPod -> Zune.
Newton -> MS Tablets -> iPad -> Surface.
Netbooks -> Macbook Air -> Ultrabooks
(the zillion smartphones we already had) -> iPhone -> Windows Phone 7/8.
Yes, the late Jobs was an expert in copying stuff and succeeding where others had moderate success or even failed. But at least the Apple stuff has some brains in the copying instead of "copy X so Y will succeed". MS is now attempting to copy the Jobs attitude, the "my way or the highway" philosophy with Windows 8. Gross!!