That theater was owned by a guy who owned several strip malls locally, and ran the theater as a hobby. As long as he usually broke even he was happy. After he died it got remodeled into a high end gourmet grocery store.
(We can strip mine the rest later.)
Apple didn't invent the mp3 player, nor the smart phone, nor tablet computing. They did design and market a very nice, slick, better functionality/capability, but they did not by any means create a new product category.
Or at the very least, "mp3 player, smart phone, and tablet computing in one device" was be a new category when the iPhone was introduced.
What Apple really brought to the table is a user interface that didn't look like it was written by an engineering intern based on drawings on napkins from a drunk marketing executive.---
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
I was a happy Siemens phone user for several years until they basically stopped making real phones, moved to Sony Ericsson where they developed brainfart in design almost from day 1, so the iPhone became the first phone I had owned in about two years that I didn't want to throw against a wall on a daily basis.