By the end of the day today, there will be dozens, if not hundreds of reviews and commentary about Apple's
Apple's already on its second version of the first legitimate entry into the tablet computing market, while competitors like Blackberry
Do copycats have nine lives?
That doesn't mean the Playbook, G-Slate, and Xoom are doomed. Google's
The problem is, that while everyone else is frantically playing catch-up, first movers can sit back, watch, learn, and improve. By the time competitors release a similar product, the first mover has already build a better mousetrap. So with the iPad 2, confident the core product was a hit, Apple's engineers could focus on making it thinner, lighter, faster, and in white.
What does this mean for us investors? It means Apple's best days are still to come as it continues to create, then dominate, every market it decides to enter.
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