Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was handed a minor victory recently when the Obama administration chose to veto a ruling from the International Trade Commission on an import ban against older models of its ever-popular iPhone and iPad. This is just the latest move in the long, drawn-out patent war being fought by nearly every major tech company in the world these days. And while being able to sell more product isn't a bad thing, these older iDevices aren't massive sales drivers for Apple. Actually the ruling isn't going to help pad Apple's bottom line too much. However, that isn't to say that this ruling isn't significant. In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner talks about how the real winner in this ruling is exactly who today's tech giant should worry about most -- the consumer.
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