The value of having 180 billion is they can innovate anything they want through people and acquisitions.
They have plenty of cash to issue a nice buyback and still R&D! Their insider ownership is lacking in comparison to many other companies and this targets them for more manipulation! Buyback is much needed in Apple's case!
180? Wow, did they make that much more overnight? I thought they had some $137 bil, in some unknown bank, in some unknowns country