Apple Mania: What to Expect for the iPad

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We're only minutes away from the highly-anticipated Apple earnings report.  However, the real story today rests squarely on the company's iPad. With new tablet competition recently introduced from Google's Nexus 7, a new Kindle Fire line-up expected from Amazon.com, and Microsoft's first home-grown tablet coming out later this year, competition in the tablet arena is intensifying. As the real first mover in tablet computing, Apple maintains a dominant position and has plenty of runway for growth going forward. It's for this reason that the iPad should be investors' primary focus today. Follow along in the video below as analyst and editor Brenton Flynn goes through the expectations in more detail.

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Brenton Flynn owns shares of Amazon.com. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Amazon.com, Google, and Microsoft. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Amazon.com, Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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