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A clerk arranges Apple iPhone 5C handsets on racks bearing the logo of China Mobile at a store in Beijing. Apple’s muted revenue expectation for its next quarter means the long-awaited deal with mega-carrier China Mobile may not live up to the hopes of the bullish masses.
A clerk arranges Apple iPhone 5C handsets on racks bearing the logo of China Mobile at a store in Beijing. Apple’s muted revenue expectation for its next quarter means the long-awaited deal with mega-carrier China Mobile may not live up to the hopes of the bullish masses.
(KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS)

Hey Apple, what have you done for us lately?

Apple’s cart could use refilling with some fresher products. The tech giant’s modest quarterly results highlight the risks of relying on just a few aging mega-hits. The iPhone and other top offerings have made the firm worth more than any other in the world. But eroding market share and $40-billion (U.S.) in vaporized value suggest things are growing a bit stale.