AAPL needs more broadband to support its gadgets. APPL has lots of cash overseas. If they were to buy Softbank with overseas cash/stock they would not pay US corporate taxes on the cash (big discount on price of Softbank to APPL) APPL would get a good CEO to run the telephony, APPL could lock up the IP. And who knows….IP television? I think this is gonna happen. SOON.