Peter Yared, chief technology officer at CBS Interactive, thinks Apple's lead in several markets including tablets and thin-form notebooks is being rapidly eroded:
However, technology is accelerating faster than ever before and it doesn't take long for the competition to catch up. Apple's ultimate attribute, that of design and "taste," is almost like fashion. And as with fashion, being first doesn't mean you will rule the market; it just means that you are going to get copied. Remember, H&M sells a lot more Prada-like designs than Prada.
-CNet, December 12, 2011