he said multi-touch -- e.g. recognize two fingers at once. it's true that iphone was the first phone to recognize two fingers at once (which allows for a little more versatility than recognizing only one finger). it's not a huge advance, but it was an advance
but regarding "There's a reason Steve Jobs is regarded so highly." -- maybe, possibly, that could be because he was rich and powerful? anyone rich and powerful is going to have a lot of people regarding that person highly, no matter how bad of a person they are. it's a bit recursive to say that he must be a great leader because he was rich, and that he was rich because he was a great leader
Sure, but he wasn't the one coming up with the idea of a tablet phone, like was claimed before.
My opinion is that Steve Jobs was good at what he did. He was indeed above average in his job. But, I think there are many people like him or even better than him that are simpley not in the same position as he was. That is why I think he is not as good as he is regarded, and it's a combination of being good and in the right position.
To be honest,I am in the opinion that a lot of people are not very good at their job, both engineers and managers. That is why when someone is good it seems like he is a genius. The truth is, these good workers are not that good as much as everyone else are so bad.
Anyway, back to the original topic. Sometimes being good is not enough, you also need to be in the right position.