I would like to mention that I think Apple has been very innovative and ahead of their time in their designs: One of the first home (personal) computer systems First user-friendly GUI First mass use of the mouse One of the first companies to make digital cameras accessible to consumers One of the first companies to implement flat-screen technology One of the first companies to make PDA’s with handwriting recognition First usable implementation of a portable MP3 player in conjunction with specific software Ok, so off the top of my head, that’s 7 innovations. And how many succeeded in letting Apple gain a significant share of its market within 5 years of being released? Only 2. Why? Because Apple has a great R&D department and a horrible commercial implementation / viable department. I like how Apple try’s to innovate the market, but I don’t like their Sony-like Betamax vs. VHS tactics. However, unlike Apple, Sony has a fantastic overall track record when it comes to releasing items and gaining monetary income / revenue from its expenditures. Jon.