It's no great insight to say Microsoft needs to make a splash in the mobile market to stay relevant over the long-term. And in the next chapter of this storyline, the Redmond software giant will finally introduce its long-awaited Surface tablet this month. However, Microsoft's taking several largely unconventional steps in the Surface that could come back to haunt eventually haunt the company.
This week, Apple sent out invitations for a big event on Oct. 23 in San Jose, Calif., where the company is expected to reveal the next Apple product. We've compiled a special report on what this announcement means for Apple investors, and it's available now to members of our Apple report. To find out how to play this announcement, click here now.