Here's my two cents. So, Apple has made itself so huge and appealing because it's continually set the bar with innovative hardware and refreshingly smooth software. It's kept things ascetically pleasing through the whole process. Well today things changed...and not for the good (for apple at least).
Instead of reinventing the wheel, they've copied whats been around. While I agree with some previous comments about how stealing somethings might be good to "up the bar" but thats not how apple became who they are...at least not in such an obvious fashion. I mean come on! the notifications and imessage made me sick... I was a long time iphone user (now loving my veer) and all i wanted was better notifications...but androids system sucks (in my opinion).
Instead of being innovative they played catch up...and not in a fresh way, but in an "already seen that" kind of way...just so disappointing, even for an ex-fan boy. Lion was the only thing worth while, if nothing else it looked smooth and easy to use.
I guess its safe to say Apple has officially gone past its peak. They had a great run, but a post-jobs apple will struggle. good luck.
Now give me my touchpad because i sold my ipad 2 weeks ago and need a tablet!!!!!!