Not all was roses for Apple in 2012, Fortune said, noting the two apologies issued by CEO Tim Cook -- one for the mid-year Maps debacle, another a month ago to Chinese consumers over warranty repair policies -- and the less-than-dramatic introductions of the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini last fall.
"Still, when every executive wants to invent the iPod of ___, Apple remains an innovation icon," the magazine wrote.
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