Is the iPad Era Already Drawing to a Close?

When it comes to Apple, hope and pessimism spring eternal. Just ask the accidentally dueling billionaires Carl Icahn and Larry Ellison.

Oracle co-founder and CEO Ellison, in a interview with Charlie Rose that aired on "CBS This Morning" last Tuesday, predicted that, as the Los Angeles Times summed up in a headline, "Apple is doomed without Steve Jobs." He conveyed his feelings in a sort of real-time infographic: "We saw Apple with Steve Jobs," Ellison said while raising his finger. "Now, we're gonna see Apple without Steve Jobs," he added while dropping his finger.

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