The 10 Biggest Apple Stories Of 2013


9. Wall Street Worries Over Apple's Growth Potential

Apple shares fluctuated for much of the year amid investor concerns over slackening iPhone demand and a general lack of blockbuster products. In April, Apple shares dropped to what remains their lowest price of the year at $385.10, a far cry from last September when they topped $700 per share. There were even reports that Apple's board was considering replacing CEO Tim Cook.

Apple quelled investors' fears by unveiling a plan in May to buy back $100 billion in shares. Apple's launch of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s failed to bring an extended rally, but its year-end deal with China Mobile, the world's largest carrier with more than 760 million subscribers, helped end the year on a high note. Now we'll see if Wall Street still thinks Apple has lots of growth left.