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8 things you thought Apple invented, but they didn’t

We give Apple too much credit. We think of them as the guys who brought us digital music players and the first touchscreen smartphones, but they were just the guys who brought those ideas to market better than their rivals as you’ll see in the next few slides.

Apples successes and failures

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The iPod was the device that pulled Apple from the computer market and made it a household name but other firms had been making MP3 players for years.

Apples successes and failures

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“iPad” is often mistakenly used as to describe all tablet computers but that doesn’t mean that Apple were the first to come up with the tablet. The iPad is little more than a personal digital assistant marketed for home use.

Apples successes and failures

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“iPad” is often mistakenly used as to describe all tablet computers but that doesn’t mean that Apple were the first to come up with the tablet. The iPad is little more than a personal digital assistant marketed for home use.

Apples successes and failures

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We all thought that Apple introduced smartphone biometrics back in 2013 when the iPhone 5S was launched but even back then, this tech was nothing new.

Apples successes and failures

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Apple’s Magic Mouse for the Mac is said to be the first example of a mouse used to control a computer but it’s not. Xerox created one three years before Steve Jobs released one in the mid-1980s.

Apples successes and failures

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Touchscreen phones were not pioneered by Apple, although no rivals could touch the American firm when it came to marketing and promoting the early iPhones. Samsung and other firms made touchscreen phones before Apple, but they never made anything you really wanted to own.

Apples successes and failures

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Touchscreen phones were not pioneered by Apple, although no rivals could touch the American firm when it came to marketing and promoting the early iPhones. Samsung and other firms made touchscreen phones before Apple, but they never made anything you really wanted to own.

Apples successes and failures

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When Facetime was released in 2010 it made video calls cool but it wasn’t the face to face calling had been offered on smartphones. Skype got there first but Apple gave their version a cooler name and sold it better.

Apples successes and failures

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The Apple Watch is a must-have item but the smartwatch they make just combines loads of technologies that have been readily available for years.

Apples successes and failures

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The Apple Watch is a must-have item but the smartwatch they make just combines loads of technologies that have been readily available for years.

Apples successes and failures

Photos: Youtube.com

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