I suggest a modest, sustainable increase in the regular dividend for AAPL common shareholders. Otherwise investors will see no future value of Apple stock.
I suggest that Apple make a policy to repatriate about 50% to 100% of the new money that accumulates as offshore cash. Otherwize, governments will perceive Apple as making huge profet yet not paying it's share of taxes. That could result in what China did to Google, or what Cyprus is doing to large depositors.
I think inept is more like it. It seems Cook said there where talking about what to do with the huge offshore cash hoard. Then after his finding the governments won't let Apple get out of paying it's share of taxes it seems Cook just doesn't know what to do.
Can Apple shareholders elect a new CEO? There really needs to be a policy announced about the offshore profits continuing to accumulate.