Apple and R&D Spending

There's an article about Apple's R&D spending over at Technology review.

This has been talked about in the past, but I hadn't seen the numbers put into such a stark visual before.



Do you think that Apple will be able to maintain it's position despite lagging so significantly in R&D? Could it be telling that they are sharing the space with Dell and HP, both of whom have suffered considerably in the market due to their inability to differentiate?