Could the RIMM growth slowdown be a bad sign for Apple?

When BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) missed earnings on September 24, investors punished the Canadian smartphone giant by quickly selling shares off a whopping 17 percent.

While RIM management tried to paint a bright picture for future quarters, Wall Street surmised that sales growth at the red-hot maker of high-end handsets was flattening out. An equally important question now should be, does the RIM miss foreshadow a whiff by Apple (AAPL) due to slowing iPhone sales?