really do nothing with it. Yea I know Apple is buying its stock back but that to me is a low risk move that says, "we sure don't have much imagination or no ideas what to do with 100 billion or 150 billion in cash" so lets buy our stock back. Cook in my opinion is vanilla ice cream - not all that exciting and not a rick taker. But when you live in high tech and the rapid changes in the tech world do you really want a "vanilla" type guy running your company? Ballmer is gone - did nothing over ten years at Apple. Cook seems to be following the Ballmer trend. Keep promising things but never delivering. But lets get back to the billion Apple has in cash. Why doesn't the company buy some stud company like tweeter or try to get a low ball offer for lets say "Yahoo". Even if Apple went after these two companies they would still have billions in cash left over, so Cook could sleep tight at night. Hey - I like Apple and I'm long the stock but man the guy running this company seems like he is "Back to the Future" and always looking in his rear view mirror. Time for some excitement Cook or at least some company buyout that puts a smile in investors faces.
There is absolutely no correlation between spending tens of billions of dollars and corporate growth. Apple is sticking to what is inscribed in her DNA, and that is making the world's best products, while also watching every single dollar the company possesses. And I, for one, hope that never changes. They'll allocate that money if and when the time arises, but never because they were pressured into doing so.