Sure, tech giant Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is itself an innovator that has revolutionized personal technology. And while the Samsung patent lawsuit victory shows that other companies want in on Apple’s best ideas, the basics of this trailblazing company’s products have their origins in space.
NASA, for one, invented the camera on a chip — the basic technology behind the cameras on cell phones, including the iPhone.
Of course, Apple’s not the only tech company to benefit from such technology. Mobile manufacturers the world over, like Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) and Nokia (NYSE:NOK), include cameras in their phones, while companies like Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) utilize GPS technology.