Apple Flexes Its Muscle in the Tablet Sphere

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At the time this article was published Andrew Tonner has no positions in the stocks mentioned above.Brenton Flynnowns shares of Amazon.com. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Amazon.com, and Google.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmazon.com, Apple, and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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