The 7 most overlooked issues that will make or break tech companies in 2019
- In 2018, many of the major tech companies found themselves embroiled in scandal, or otherwise under serious scrutiny.
- But look beyond the headlines: These are the issues and trends bubbling beneath the surface, that will come into play in a big way in 2019.
- From Apple's struggles in China, to the resurgent Microsoft, to the potential decline and fall of the video game console, here are the issues you shouldn't sleep on in the new year.
Tech companies experienced a tumultuous year marked by controversies, competition, political backlash and a volatile stock market.
Many of those challenges are likely to continue into the new year, even as a new generation of products and innovation are set to take the stage.Which products, or challenges, will be the most significant in 2019?
It probably won't be the ones everyone is expecting. New developments, shifting strategies and complete surprises are likely to determine the year ahead as much as anything already underway. Business Insider's tech team tried to game out some of the biggest "under the radar" issues that could shape the tech industry in 2019.
While there's no way to predict the complete surprises that come out of left field, here are some of the top things in tech to watch next year that aren't in the headlines right now:
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