"Designing in-house means Apple doesn't have to pay licensing fees to third parties to use their intellectual property. For instance, the A4 chip inside the iPad is based on technology developed and owned by Apple (not Intel, AMD or Nvidia). The operating system is Apple's own, not something licensed from Microsoft or Google."
buyout or no buyout....buy an april 9 put 58 cents, covers earnings on the 11th, and sell a may call, trading tuesday, to reduce cost...protect principal/profits...now if you want to speculate on a buyout july 10/13 spread 60 cents 4:1 risk/reward
No one. And after nothing happens over the long weekend, the disappointment of non-buyout will make this stock crash hard. You can bet the rumor mongers got out on Friday and started buying puts instead. Back down below $8.00 in a couple weeks. Get out while you're still ahead.