Was wondering how Apple as a company would benefit by distributing its cash to shareholders? Would it be a better company if it had less cash? Would that make its stock go up? Would that increase market share, innovation, distribution? For the life of me I can't understand why its cash hoard is such a big issue?
All 'intelligent' companies are hoarding cash right now. Why? Because they know the economy will continue to fall apart. Cash is king. When (and if) things start to improve, AAPL will use its cash stockpile to buy up some profitable gems.