Analyst Michael Greeson takes a look at the Apple remote control and explains why Apple's market dominance is built on innovative simplicity and how the remote control represents this idea. The article is a lot deeper than the remote control.
"Similarly, Apple's remote control is yet another example of the company's emphasis on designing elegant, easy-to-use solutions. Yes, it's just a remote control. But it's the remote control's banality that makes it such a powerful expression of deeply Apple believes in this vision, what I call the "sophisticated simplicity" strategy. If one looks closely into the remote control, you can almost make out images of Apple's future..."