FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, file photo, shoppers talks with a salesperson inside an Apple Store in Chicago. As the holiday-shopping season approaches, Microsoft and Apple have scheduled major events to unveil new gadgets and software. The Microsoft event Thursday Oct. 26, 2012, will focus on Windows 8, a major update to its lucrative operating system. Apple, meanwhile, is expected to unveil a smaller iPad at an event in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, file photo, shoppers talks with a salesperson inside an Apple Store in Chicago. As the holiday-shopping season approaches, Microsoft and Apple have scheduled major events to unveil new gadgets and software. The Microsoft event Thursday Oct. 26, 2012, will focus on Windows 8, a major update to its lucrative operating system. Apple, meanwhile, is expected to unveil a smaller iPad at an event in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, file photo, shoppers talks with a salesperson inside an Apple Store in Chicago. As the holiday-shopping season approaches, Microsoft and Apple have scheduled major events to unveil new gadgets and software. The Microsoft event Thursday Oct. 26, 2012, will focus on Windows 8, a major update to its lucrative operating system. Apple, meanwhile, is expected to unveil a smaller iPad at an event in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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