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Over time, the federal government gets a higher cut anyway, via dividend paybacks (15-39.3%), capital gains (15%+ AMT), estate tax, etc.  Even heirs of folks who die with their stock, as Jobs did with AAPL and DIS, triggering a "step-up" basis, will spend/squander resulting in more tax.  If you raise corporate tax and keep "personal" rates high too, at least the dividends (a company's worth over time using the dividend discount model) would be double taxation.
Audio volume fluctuations highly correlated with a WiFi update? Hmmm ... maybe they switched from frequency modulation (FM) to amplitude modulation (AM) for router-to-computer radio signaling. Ha, just kidding! Or, how about phase interference with the Broadcom DSP chip audio outputs? Oh, you mean it's all digital instead of analog now? Maybe there's a bug in the low-level D/A speaker volume normalization routine which, due to the bug, XOR's in a...
Downside to 'applesupertramps' mutation of the Einhorn proposal -- a sudden huge cash dividend like that would create a tax nightmare for many.    When holding AAPL in a taxable account (even if classified as a "qualified dividend") this could slingshot some modest holders into paying 23.8% of that to the feds, plus another 10% in state tax in several states).   Many of us would prefer a steady dividend that doesn't boost one into a higher tax bracket.
Good to hear from Art, such a key player at both Genentech and Apple. Because he was so inspirational at Genentech, both as a bench scientist and as CEO, Dr. Levinson would actually make for a fantastic Apple CEO if, ahem, something were to happen ...   Genentech, very early on, recognized the primacy of Apple gear and adopted it en masse even before Jobs' return -- he considered it an actual competitive advantage over other biotech firms.   Indeed, early...
FYI, for those with a Discover credit card, shopping at Apple Store may the least expensive, at least for today.    In addition to the 5% discount for online shopping until Dec. 31 using the card, there is an additional 5% stackable bonus for shopping thru their portal which routes you to the Apple Store, *plus* another 2% just for today, apres signup. This 12% plus the $101 off is, in the words of J. Robert Oppenheimer, "technically sweet".  
apple's new maps are mighty fine -- recently flew blind thru heavy s.f. traffic to get from the hardly strictly bluegrass fest to a berkeley venue, competitively and ultimately much better than the frozen-in-time prius nav system. this article confirms, besides highlighting the tech, that the "mapgate" stuff is just the wannabe competitors' "scoff campaign". also, the really important bit illustrated for frisco is pinning down the location of (at least one) tonyanese...
As well, for California residents at least, Amazon does not collect state sales tax until September 15, which can save up to 9.75%.   MacMall collects CA tax.
[In reply to first-time poster mandybrigwell]       Welcome to AppleInsider with a "cracking good" first post.   Seriously, this place can use some linguistic sophistication -- I may be dating myself, but I haven't heard the expletive "interrobang" in ages, so thank you for that !?!   That said, I'll add some value here to the reportage for wannabe trial onlookers, because I've been present in that San Jose courtroom "trial of the century" venue.   Judge Koh has not been...
The general principle in agreement with you here is called "The Exhaustion Doctrine" for patents, akin to the First-Sale Doctrine for copyright.  See:            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhaustion_doctrine   whereby collection for patent royalties is done at the most basic part level.   Hardware company cross-licensing often eases the burden for the consumer, by not passing through possibly dozens, hundreds, or thousands of individual royalties to the end-user....
The last sentence reminds me -- how is the Cisco iPhone selling these days ?!? More seriously, did Apple have to pay Cisco a huge sum for that particular trademark?
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