Looking forward, one of Apple's greatest challenges will be balancing its $600 billion Goliath status while staying true to its roots of great product design. Another question is how it will manage to defend and uphold its sky-high share of the smartphone market. Inspired by Apple's pragmatism within the tablet space, senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker has some ideas for how Apple can handle these "problems" in coming years -- be sure to check out the following video for his take on the matter.

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