Re: This is where it gets ridiculous...
The only thing 'revolutionary" about Apple's current crop of devices is that they fit in your pocket.
They are all highly derivative based on the work of others in the industry and necessary improvements in technology. These things are impressive to laymen because they don't have any background in tech.
It's just like Tivo.
Things look a lot less "original" in both tech and art if you don't have any background in the subject.