Apple and Warren Buffett Have Similar Issues## AppleBerkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) was Apple’s (AAPL) second-largest shareholder at the end of the third quarter. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s chairman, started buying Apple in 2016. Apple is Buffett’s second bet in the technology sector after IBM. Although Buffett sees Apple as a consumer products company, for practical reasons, Apple can be classified as a mix of technology and consumer products.## Technology companies Technology hasn’t really been Buffett’s hallmark. He avoided technology stocks in the boom in the 1990s.