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With it's recent move to handle customer service via Twitter... this brings up the above question.

I have wondered for a long time why Apple has never entered the social media game. Maybe they wanted to let it play out first? Maybe they wanted to watch the continued demise of Google +?

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I have been saying for over a year that I expect Apple will buy Twitter and will even more tightly integrate it into it's OS's.

What do you think? Why have they stayed out for so long?

 

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