Ideally, Apple could learn a lot from Google. Realistically, people will continue to buy Apple products simply because of the brand name. Android is the biggest threat to Apple, right next to Windows 7 right now. Android is not a clone of the iPhone OS. Neither is WebOS, or any other mobile OS for that matter. When a new standard emerges, or rather, an new innovation, you can expect it to catch on in the industry. These things should not be proprietary and owned solely by one company.