Tomahawk, WI 11/26/2013 (BasicsMedia) –  It is easy to forget that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is still the most stable tech stock in terms of shares buyback and dividend. It is true that the company has had challenges this year in view of shrinking market share in such markets as China. A comparison between this Cupertino-based company and other U.S. tech firms such Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) which are the top ratted big cap companies in tech industry, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) comes ahead of them all in terms of giving investors value and company growth.

The problems which Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is facing on the market are short-lived and this makes it even a more stable tech stock for long-term holding. For example, if we look at the declining iPhones sales in markets such as China, we see that AAPL is addressing the challenge by seeking deals with local companies to give it greater penetration of the market.

It is reported that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is in deal talks with China Mobile Ltd. (HKG:0941) in what is seen as an apparent attempt by the Cupertino company to increase presence in China in terms of bigger market share for its devices. In the last quarter, the company’s performance in China improved, placing it fifth among smartphone makers in the market at about 8% of the share. This new deal with China Mobile is expected to come before the telecoms operator launches its 4G mobile network slated for Dec. 18. If the deal is completed in time, the Chinese carrier could start selling Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones by early next year.

Also, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is making up for what it is not able to get in China by expanding its iPhones and iPad market shares in such promising markets like Japan and even Europe. Moreover, the company has put up spirited fight for copyright through which it hopes to properly monetize its technologies. Talk about copyright at what comes to mind first is the more than $3.5 billion dollar patent claim which the company is pursuing against rival Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.(KRX:005930).

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has numerous patent licenses which if monetized have the potential of raking in more revenue for the company. Now that competition in the industry is turning red-hot, the company seems to be working on consolidating its assets to take on rivals and this explains why it is not yielding in its patent case against Samsung.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has successful curved its market niche which it supplies and satisfies. It happens that while most everyone is seeking to drive down cost of their devices, AAPL has maintained its cost on iPhones and iPads and when it reviews the prices, the new prices are usually up and people still go the gadgets. It succeeds in doing this because it has a huge trust among its customers. Moreover, its devices delivery beyond the promise in terms of specs, quality as well as look and feel. This means that while most tech firms are struggling with declining profit margins, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is able to even raise its profit margin and still remain the market leader. Raising prices and selling more in the present tech environment is just a dream for most tech companies.

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