The rapid growth days are in the rear view mirror for AAPL. However, the company will still generate cool and exciting products and be a fabulous company for many years to come. The growth investors will not be impressed with their growth rates going forward. But, the value investors will be salivating over the dividend for years to come. They will continue to return value to their shareholders by increasing the dividend every year. They could end up having one of the largest dividends for any of the Dow Jones stocks. I do believe they will be part of the averages soon.
AAPL has so much cash on hand and as they buy back stock they will easily beat estimates every quarter. They will continue with beat and raise quarters, and handing out dividends to their shareholders. hey, what's not to like?