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Internal Apple document shows worries iPhone growth could stall

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on at an Apple Store on September 20, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on at an Apple Store on September 20, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.

Internal Apple documents show the concern, at least from the company's sales force, that the portion of the market occupied by the iPhone was on the wane amid growing competition from Android devices that have either larger screens or lower prices than the iPhone.

The shift in the market was accompanied by a rising Google ecosystem, the documents noted.

"Competitors have drastically improved their hardware and in some cases their ecosystems," a member of Apple's sales team wrote in a document that was prepared as part of a fiscal 2014 offsite meeting. Portions of the document were shown Friday to the jury in the Apple-Samsung case.

Re/code has the rest of the story.

By Ina Fried, Re/code.net.

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