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Apple could lag Google, Amazon in post-smartphone world: Analysts

Wed Dec 13 04:00:16 EST 2017 | CNBC
ABI's report said Apple will "lag due to innovation complacency." Apple was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC. McQueen explained that established device makers like Apple, Samsung and Microsoft will be "followers" in the new market and are "not currently as well set up to drive future innovation," mainly due to their legacy hardware businesses. But they should not be dismissed because they have a "major influence on the market" through brand and market share. All of th..

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