Technology That May Lose Its Luster in 2013

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Apple iPhone

This must be a serious typo, right? Nope. The darling of the tech community is facing challenges. Its stock price dipped below $500 recently after Reuters and The Wall Street Journal both reported cutbacks on manufacturing orders for the iPhone screen. But what’s really happening? My theory is that consumers are finally realizing the iPhone is not really worth the higher price tag at carrier shops, especially when Samsung phones cost about half as much. One other sign: In the past, an app debuted on the iPhone; now, many developers do a simultaneous release.

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