Perhaps more than any time since the launch of its ground-breaking iPhone in 2008, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) could be perceived as damaged goods by consumers and investors alike. To be sure, its influence over the smartphone industry has receded somewhat, as flagship devices from many of Apple's competitors have flooded the market of late. However, it would be a big mistake to dismiss Apple prematurely. In fact, we recently saw one more example of just how powerful Apple remains in the U.S. telecom market. In this video, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner discusses this recent data point and the implications it holds for all parties involved.

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