I wish everyone would stop being so greedy like crybaby bag holder Einhorn. Increased dividends or a special dividend will only act to permanently peg AAPL as a value stock. I would rather see aggressive stock buy back at this point but don't really like those either. The best thing for the money is R&D and M&A. It would mean longer time horizon but would keep AAPL in the growth stock category. I will take a high beta any day over some piddly dividend.
Time does change. It will work now. The stock was down is not due to dividend, it was down because it was too high at $700 at the time. Now at $430 it's too cheap. It's waiting for a catalyst to turn around .Dividend just serves a catalyst