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Apple's cash heap could top $170 billion by year's end

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Mar 20, 2013
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  1. The latest report from Moody’s Investors Services said Apple’s cash hoard could top $170 billion by the end of 2013 unless the tech giant changes their philosophy on dividends and stock buybacks.

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  2. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    As long as there are I-*****s out there this will be the case. What does Apple really have upcoming this year to compete with Samsung? The Iphone 5S? The Ipad 7 or whichever generation they are on now. They come out with a new Ipad it seems faster than people can keep up with, which may be there downfall.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261

    If you want to stay in debt and keep adding to this mountain, so be it because I can not stop you. I am speaking with my wallet but that is not stopping everyone else.
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,839   +1,183

    I just wish that 9 Billion they were spending on infrastructure was in the US and not in China.
    danhodge likes this.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,986   +2,878

    I'm happy in the knowledge that not a single penny came from my wallet. I've got far better things to waste my money on.
    m4a4 likes this.
  6. It is simple, investors should sell all there stock and invest in some other companies that pay dividend. Maybe then Apple would wake up. Right now people that have money invest in Apple are just loosing money, stock went down and they dont get money back from Apple. Stock will continue to go down because Apple is not innovating anymore, they just upgrade hardware. Like someone else said, they have the same GUI interface as 5 years ago and nothing changed. What did Apple do lately to show some inovation?? Ah yes, they changed the size of the power adapter plug and gave youan extra row of icons, keep the inovation coming, you are on the winning streak.
  7. Why dont Apple just buy Samsung and Google then shut them down and rule the world?
  8. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 360   +105

    That would be a joke.. Apple buying Google? I'm sure that would be an impossibility and as for Samsung, they've been trying to distance themselves due to obvious issues. Also the whole "rule the world" thing, tells me you're another Apple fanboy who won't make an account. Mostly to hide your shame I imagine. :p
  9. danhodge

    danhodge TS Member Posts: 80   +13

    The US government would most likely intervene and stop it. It would cause a massive monopoly in the market; Google is essential to pushing innovation in the mobile phone market.

    Also, if they spend $9 billion on infrastructure, then that is more than the UK has budgeted for next year, which is kind of insane.
  10. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +55

    Big deal. Their products are growing stale.

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