"Most of the features being touted as "innovation" here have been in android for at least 5 years."
Like what? Much of the time, Apple puts in a feature after spending a lot of time getting it right. Others just do a cheap copy (some system called Windows comes to mind).
In other cases Apple seemingly comes up with a feature in the others. But the others have rushed it to market. Apple again spends the time to do it right.