- Xiaomi is increasingly becoming a threat to Apple outside China.
- Long-term growth potential in Asia appears capped to very high-end users.
- Regardless, Apple's stock offers the potential for market type gains.
The biggest problem facing Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
long-term is that it's losing the competitive gap to mid-level
smartphone and tablet makers. The company has a very loyal following
likely to continue to purchase the high-end devices for the quality of
the phone and the brand identification, but the growth potential could
be limited without the ability to expand the market in emerging markets.
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