Right the first time

Consider these firsts and their Apple counterparts:

Microsoft Tablet PC (2002) vs. iPad (2010)

Rio MP3 players (1998) vs the iPod (2001)

Napster (1999) vs iTunes (2001)

Being first to do something is great when you’re climbing a mountain, breaking records or going to space. Being first to launch a product is great only if you get it right.