dividend is 2.2% which is what 10 billion in cash paid to shareholders..10 billion isnt' pocket change. 10 years ago, yo u could buy all of a apple for 10 billion. greedy shareholders.. you want yield go for bonds or REITs
shareholders of apple have already paid 2% dividend which is billions. all you need is 51% or majority board of director or charter,,and apple can do whatever it wants it can even go private and delist from nasdaq. if you don't like it, hedge funds and mutual funds can always sell their shares, they don't have to own any shares.