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Cook has big shoes to fill at Jobs-less Apple

SAN FRANCISCO — The death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs has left huge shoes to fill, with successor Tim Cook inheriting a company with fabulous products but also facing unrelenting assault from agile competitors. Analysts said that for the short term, new chief executive Cook has inherited a strong, highly…

Apple stumble seen opening door for rivals

TAIPEI/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Rival smartphone makers could exploit a rare letdown by Apple in the launch of its new iPhone 4S model, which failed to wow fans, and grab a bigger share of the most lucrative part of the phone market. However, analysts also noted that Apple’s decision to keep…