Apple's iFuture Depends on Partners

Against entrenched rivals to its iPhone and iTV offerings, the iconic computer maker will succeed if it nurtures alliances

It's sometimes easy to forget how momentous 2006 was for Apple Computer. Options backdating scandal aside, the company converted its entire Mac lineup to Intel processors with barely a hiccup, it introduced software to let users run Windows on their new Macs, and it kept sales humming for its hit iPod lineup with evolutionary, if not revolutionary, product updates.

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