Reality Bytes: Worms that may gnaw at the core

Things couldn't be going much better for Apple right now. Certainly, nobody doubts that this Wednesday's launch of the iPhone 5 will be a success.

8th September, 2012
The iPhone is no longer a boutique, techie gadget -- it is a standard mainstream product upon which tens of billions depend.

Things couldn't be going much better for Apple right now. Certainly, nobody doubts that this Wednesday's launch of the iPhone 5 will be a success or that anyone who currently has an iPhone will like it.

But can things continue to go so well for the world's biggest company? Here are four points to consider.

1. A creeping conservatism in product innovation

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