@Ricardo Ferreira: You're not even remotely interested in being correct are you? I won't even bother to point out URL links to The University or Toronto that invented it in 82, The companies that attempted to to make these since they first fantasized about it on Star Trek in the 80's, Microsoft Surface, which was way back in 2004-5 (two years before the first iPod touch), Or the many companies that actually made the components Apple used in each of their products.
I will say, however, that there is a reason you're called a fan-boy. There is a reason that term is thought of as derogatory. The reality (beyond the obvious) is that no one really cares that you feel the need to justify your purchase so you don't feel the need to move on. We're already onto bigger and better things... that's why the rest of us are here!