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The rise of mobile technologies looks set to be one of the driving forces of innovation for years to come, and no company finds itself more strongly positioned to benefit from the trend than tech heavyweight Apple. It holds dominant positions in both the smartphone and tablet markets and shows no signs of letting up. Apple recently announced an event this March that many observers expect will disclose its much-anticipated iPad 3 product launch, which should further consolidate its grip on the burgeoning tablet market.

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