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Apple has easily asserted itself as one of the most innovative companies of our time -- spearheading personal computing, ushering in the first widely popular mobile devices, all on the road to making it the largest publicly traded company in the world. And while this matters in a big way, it's the company's plans for the future that will determine how Apple shareholders fare from here on out. The king of tech recently announced yet another innovative move that should position the company to maintain its leadership position in key growth markets going forward. Listen in as Andrew discusses the particulars of the move and what it means for the broader technology landscape both today and tomorrow.

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