Spot Apple - "Apple Forrest Gump" - YouTube
I don't know... would you credit him, or his marketing team? Or perhaps his accountants? When we surround ourselves with good people, it's fertile ground for good things to happen. I don't think he's really invented anything, I think he's just evolved things and surrounded them with incredible marketing.
I had a solid state MP3 player in 2001, it was 256mb, it had a recorder in it too, a small display, and it was pretty cool - the iPod was just better. Likewise, their machines aren't any better than say a Dell or a HP - but they get every ounce of power from the selected components, because they don't just sling things together and hope they work. Evolution.
Winamp organised my music long before iTunes was around (it really kicked the lamas ass!) and Napster was my download point for albums. iTunes is just an evolution.
For me, I think he made good products, but his power wasn't in product creation, it was in marketing. Buy a Mac (15 Ads in 1 Pack) HQ - YouTube