This is all such a load of bollocks.
The iPhone appeared at a time when the market and technology was right and mature enough. Steve Jobs, if he can be credited with anything at all, had the ability to read the market and the technology and produce a product that was just right for the market and at the right time. Someone always has to be the first to produce that key product. It wasn't revolutionary, it was evolutionary. And as for software, don't forget Android was already in the pipeline well before the iPhone hit the shelves.
The iPhone doesn't contain anything particularly innovative in terms of technology. In fact, the first iPhone was a particularly crippled piece of kit that was inflexible and lacking functionally. What it did do, it did well and reliably. And it looked nice.
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