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Apple to Make Announcement on Fate of Its Cash Stockpile

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On Sunday, Apple had sent out a press release stating that it will make a decision as to what it wants to do with its $97.6 billion of cash reserve it has. The announcement will be made in the morning in a press call by Apple CEO Tim Cook will be joined by Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer. In recent months, Apple had been under increased scrutiny on its accumulation of cash and its inactions on how to spend the money.

Investors and analysts have suggested that Apple should offer investors a dividend payment to stockholders while others suggest that Apple could invest the money.

Historically, Apple only has made modest spending on smaller to mid-sized acquisitions of other companies. It’s unclear if Tim Cook intends on continuing that legacy that was set into motion by late CEO Steve Jobs.

We’ll have more results of Apple’s announcement in the morning so stay tuned.

 

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  1. George Kafantaris

    03/18/2012 at 11:06 pm

    How about Apple building the Wi-Fi network that Steve Jobs wanted five years ago?
    This will not only put it at equal footing with the cell phone carriers, but also give Apple a fresh conduit to deliver the full spectrum of services for the iPad and iPhone. 
    Indeed, with it’s own Wi-Fi Apple will have the new niche all to itself — and beyond anything previously dreamed possible.  
    Moreover, as an alternate way to deliver volume content, Wi-Fi will make Apple the king of video entertainment, as well as an indispensible player in all cloud services. 
    To be sure, Steve Jobs had the right idea — though he did not have the money to do it. 
    Apple now does, and should not squander it’s singular opportunity for lasting greatness.

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