Is Apple the New Microsoft?

The following video is from Wednesday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion, with host Chris Hill and analysts Ron Gross, Charly Travers, and James Early.

Shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) dropped on Wednesday in the wake of the company's latest earnings. Apple posted better-than-expected sales numbers for its iPhones and iPads and announced a $50 billion share buyback. And CEO Tim Cook said that the company is working on "amazing new hardware, software, and services" that will be released in autumn 2013 and in 2014. But investors weren't impressed. Should shareholders lower their expectations? Is Apple losing its innovative edge and becoming another Microsoft? In this installment of Motley Fool Money, our analysts talk about the future of Apple.

There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded, with more than 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging 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.

The relevant video segment can be found between 0:43 and 5:10.

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