“This fall, Apple chief executive Tim Cook formally apologized for the company’s mistake-filled mobile map application, which became a national joke for its screwy geography. The misstep focused new attention on the legendary company and how it has fared since the death of Steve Jobs in October 2011,” Darrell Etherington writes for The Washington Post.

“Questions abound: Will holiday shoppers fill their carts, virtual and real, with as many Apple products as last year? Is the company’s future as bright as its past? Judging by its stock price of late, investors seem uncertain,” Etherington writes. “Here’s a look at what some are saying in the post-Jobs era and why those perceptions might need some fine-tuning.”

Five myths about Apple:
1. Without Jobs, Apple doesn’t know how to think outside the box
2. Apple’s innovation days are numbered
3. Apple wants to control everything — still
4. Apple doesn’t truly care about working conditions at the plants in Asia that produce its products
5. Apple’s growth isn’t sustainable

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Tom R.” for the heads up.]