Some inventions like Voice Mail and the iPad Steering Wheel Mount, really should never have been invented.
One site claims this is the patent of the Steering Wheel Mount, however that time line does not fit.
Just because we can make dangerous and destructive products, does that mean that we should? Having been run off the road by a Texting-Teen, problems like these are all to real.
My personal view of Apple's products is more along the lines of this patent: GB1151321. If I'm going to fork out Big Bucks for a product, I'm going to use it anyway that I see fit, but Apple says I can only run their "Approved Apps". No thanks, I'll wait for something Open Source based.