In this video from Monday's Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool tech and telecom bureau chief Evan Niu look at the biggest trends in the tech sector as 2013 comes to a close.

After lagging the market dramatically in 2013, staying largely flat despite the S&P 500's dramatic run-up, there might be a lot to watch for at Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)  in the coming year. In this segment, Evan tells investors why new capital distributions to shareholders could be just around the corner from Cupertino. He also discusses Apple's newly sealed deal with China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), as well as new product categories, such as a smartwatch that many consumers are eagerly awaiting, that could be on the way for the company in the later part of next year.

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