It's hard for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to go an entire month without any major news happening with the company, and October was no exception. The tech giant announced its fiscal fourth quarter earnings, expanded Apple Pay, acquired a natural speech recognition company, posted impressive sales numbers in China, and hired a new artificial intelligence expert.

Click on the slideshow below to find out more about what Apple was up to in October, and how it could impact the company in the near future.


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