Re: Back to the 90s
People constantly whine about "lack of innovation" but who is showing innovation in the PC space, or the smartphone space? No one is, because both are mature markets, with incremental updates to capabilities but nothing revolutionary. Sure, Samsung has a new gimmick or two each year, but is a screen that wraps around the edge of the phone, or 'retina scan' that can be trivially fooled using a selfie innovation? Does it improve the user experience enough so that you say "wow, I can never use a phone that doesn't have this ever again?"
The time for innovation is when there are major compromises in usability in the current options, where a rethink of how things work or applying technology in a novel way can remove those compromises. Like how "smartphones" used to have keyboards with microscopic keys, browsed the web via WAP, had clunky processes involving proprietary cables or IR to load apps that did almost nothing and were dog slow at doing so. Like when PCs used to have 1.4 MB limit for easily moving stuff around, needed expansion cards for basic functionality like networking or graphics, always ran at full power even when doing nothing, and so on.
I'm not saying innovation isn't possible in those spaces, eventually someone will solve a problem we didn't even know we had. But currently no one else is doing it, so slagging on Apple for not doing it either is a bit silly.