Perhaps more than any time since the launch of its ground-breaking iPhone in 2008, Apple  could be perceived as damaged goods by consumers and investors alike. To be sure, its influence over the smartphone industry has receded somewhat, as flagship devices from many of Apple's competitors have flooded the market of late. However, it would be a big mistake to dismiss Apple prematurely. In fact, we recently saw one more example of just how powerful Apple remains in the U.S. telecom market. In this video, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner discusses this recent data point and the implications it holds for all parties involved.

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The article Is Apple About to Ruin This Telecom Giant's Quarter? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Andrew Tonner owns shares of Apple. Follow Andrew and all his writing on Twitter at @AndrewTonnerThe Motley Fool recommends Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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