Assuming this information relayed by AppleInsider is correct
we can see what might be Apple’s main strength: Apple doesn’t chase competitors by matching or exceeding technical specifications. The just released HTC Droid Incredible has an 8 megapixel camera. The upcoming Nokia N8 has an amazing 12 megapixel camera and 720p HD video recording capability. Apple’s iPhone has actually not been a tech spec leader except, perhaps, it its use of capacitive touch screens. Apple’s innovation has come in the form how hardware is used: Capacitive touch screens with pinch-to-zoom and swipe gestures, touch to focus digital photography, the App Store.
Apple knows what others should learn: You can’t lead by following. You lead by innovating.