one thing people always say about Apple for - whatever they think of the technical content - is the sleek design of their products and this is invariably given a good review irrespective of the actual technical merit of the device in question.
I think the origin of the Internet is well known -- but how many people realize that it was actually an Englishman Jonathan Ive who designed the Iphone.
Jonathan Ive: The Designer of Apple iPhone - Digital Inspiration
Steve jobs etc was of course responsible for the computing and technical side of the business bit it's always amazing how people BEHIND the design are often forgotten.
I believe in another era during WWII another Englishman named Flowers who worked as a "Post Office" engineer in Dollis Hill near London laid the foundation for building electronic switching units "Colossus" for decoding the Enigma machine - without this work the early computers could not have been built.
Tommy Flowers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Often seems a pity that these people never get the recognition they deserve.