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Is Apple Losing It's Luster?

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Tony McEwing, FOX 11 News Tony McEwing, FOX 11 News

Let's be perfectly clear about this from the outset. Apple has been and continues to be one of the most successful companies in the history of the world. That being said, many in the tech world have begun to wonder aloud whether the corporate titan is resting on its past reputation as an innovator allowing other companies, principally Samsung, to start catching up?

The Apple iPhone is without question the single most successful smartphone on the planet but Android devices are starting to take a big bite out of the Apple--especially Samsung's Galaxy S3 and S4 smartphones. And even though millions of Apple's iPhone 5s have sold around the world, some analysts have been vociferously less than impressed with the device or the sales numbers. Some have even suggested that Apple has lost its way since the death of its founder Steve Jobs and that new CEO Tim Cook lacks the vision and the charisma of his predecessor.

But the fact of the matter is, Apple is still an enormously successful and profitable company and if anyone thinks the corporation is just going to relinquish its dominance in the world marketplace without a fight, think again.

Apple has already shaken up its software division, implementing a number of changes. And now comes word from Reuters that Apple may be upping the ante by introducing two new iPhone products next year. One would reportedly have a 4.7 inch screen while the other would have a much larger 5.7 inch display to rival Samsung's Note devices. There are also reports that Apple may introduce a cheaper iPhone version to sell for $99 by the end of the year.

I believe the increased competition is a good thing for consumers. It's all about choice. The more we have to choose from the better.

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