If you haven't figured it out, Apple does not operate on anyone's watch. The thing that will make them do nothing with a dividend hike is everyone's continued talk about needing to do it. One thing Steve Jobs did right was not listen to investors or watch the stock price. He concentrated on creating superior product. The rest worked itself out on it's own. Keep creating superior product and the stock price will correct itself. I agree a dividend would be nice, but they won't do it if people keep trying to twist their arm.