Is the iPhone 5 the Beginning of the Slide for Apple?

by Stuart Carlaw

This week has seen the release of the iPhone 5 with much media fanfare alongside obsessive fanboy elation and financial analysts predicting upwards of 50 million of the devices to be shipped by year's end. In trying to piece together some empirical facts that can help with backing up my gut feel that this was, if not the last great hurrah for Apple, maybe the apex of its fortunes, I was led to two clear analogous examples. It is also important to note that the smartphone market is changing.

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