In 1983 I started using computers with the Apple //e. Since then, I've been having this urge of employing technology to make my life easier.. I started by writing programs that plots the graphs of polynomial equations, just to confirm the solutions to my math homework. Later on, my roommate bought a brand new IBM XT and it blew our socks off with it's color screen, dual 5.25" floppy drives, and a whooping 640KB of RAM. We then experimented with Fortran, PASCAL, ProLOGIC, dBase, ... PCs, mini computers, mainframes, ... the world of computers just kept growing.
Looking back through the years, it was only one vendor that I was happy with; Apple. One of the first books I've read when I started developing on the Macintosh is the Apple Human Interface Guidelines.. Human.. Employ technology to serve humans, not the other way around.
This constant innovative thinking is pushing the evolution of technology for the average human being.. I know, I know, many will come and say Microsoft, Android, and a few others who went the way of the Dodo. But all I can say is we have innovators, and we have imitators.
After all the compiled years of experience, did you see hear about iOS5? How much time is needed to imitate all that in Android or Windows Phones?