This thing can get ugly at ANY time, it just has a tendency to do unpredictable things at the opening and close just like many other volatile stocks.
Forget the others; these guys are the real deal. I am up 600% thanks to Ultimate Stock Alerts (look them up in Google)
This is, what, your 3rd ID today . . . Are you totally incapable of taking a hint or do they have you institutionalized somewhere and failed to give you your meds this morning!?
Fortunately Apple as a company doesn't have to rely on its investors as customers :-)
But yes, I agree that stock buybacks can serve the shareholders best, and that's even with the tax implications of being able to buy and retire Apple stock in foreign nations without first repatriating the income back to the US, instead the pure value is repatriated.