Steven Sinofsky introduces a new Microsoft tablet computer and Windows 8 software to the media in Shanghai on Oct. 23. The former president of Microsoft's Windows division has since left the company. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple announced Monday that two top executives who had presided over missteps at the company, including the Maps software, are leaving. Lukas Barth/dapd hide caption

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The new iPad Mini is displayed after its unveiling at an Apple event in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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The Lightning connector replaces Apple's 30-pin connector. Apple hide caption

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Tim Cook of Apple announces that Verizon Wireless will carry the iPhone in January 2011. Apple is expected to unveil its latest iPhone on Wednesday. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Attendees of Apple's 2012 World Wide Developers Conference look at the new MacBook Pro with Retina display. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Customers talk with Apple employees, in blue, inside a San Francisco Apple store on Friday, the first day of the launch of the new iPad. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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A group of protesters demonstrate outside Foxconn's annual meeting in Hong Kong last year. Working conditions at the company's plants have brought criticism on Apple. Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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