Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Most Dangerous Competitor

March 29, 2013 11:36am NYSE:XLK

evilcomputerTim Beyers: Even if we haven’t seen it yet, there’s something to be said for Samsung Electronics’ (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) plans to build a wristwatch computer worthy of Dick Tracy.


In the following video, Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova says that Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) longtime chip partner is exploring new territory more frequently, and a result is having success defining new categories — phablets, for example — even as it challenges the Mac maker in other areas.

Do you agree? Is Samsung morphing from imitator to innovator? Please click the link to watch, and then let us know what you think using the comments box below.

if you’re hungering for more information on the Mac maker, The Motley Fool’s senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, has the skinny on the various reasons to buy or sell Apple right now. Click here to get his latest thinking on the stock  and what opportunities are left for Apple (and your portfolio) going forward.

Related ETF: Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLK)

Top 10 Holdings (63.11% of Total Assets)
Company Symbol % Assets
Apple Inc. AAPL 14.31
International Business Machines IBM 7.35
Google Inc. GOOG 7.35
Microsoft Corporation MSFT 7.26
AT&T Inc. T 7.03
Verizon Communications Inc. Com VZ 4.60
Oracle Corporation ORCL 4.46
QUALCOMM Incorporated QCOM 3.88
Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 3.82
Intel Corporation INTC 3.05


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