After J.C. Penney, Should Ron Johnson Head Back to Apple?

With Ron Johnson, the "wunderkind" of the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) retail experience, out of work and Apple in need of some new retail muscle for international expansion and potentially new product launches, it may make sense for Tim Cook to recruit him back to the mothership right now.

Ron Johnson has long been regarded as a critical player in the smash sucess of Apple's iPhone and iPad products, both of which took off after he created a clean and highly interactive retail experience for customers to sample Apple's latest gadgets. 

With the rumor mill spilling over about Apple's newest potential product launches, a new version of the Apple TV (iTV?) and the iWatch, not to mention a crucial big expansion into China, Apple may need Ron Johnson more than ever.

After Apple has fallen about 30% while the market has rallied, it would seem that Wall Street has made up its mind about the company, but for everyday investors the debate still rages as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

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