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 Most of it is already in the U.S., which is what a lot of people don't realize when they start talking about "overseas" money. Most of Apple's cash hoard from "overseas" is actually sitting in NYC banks. They can borrow against it at will, and interest rates that are below the rate of inflation mean that the U.S. government is paying Apple to borrow money.
Companies with "overseas" profits can easily leverage them for bond offerings used to partially finance share buybacks. Apple and Microsoft have both used their very large "overseas" profit to get extremely low bond rates…in some cases, rates that are even lower than the expected rate of inflation, which means they're essentially being paid not to repatriate their money.
Anyone interested in how "overseas" profits and taxation ACTUALLY works should read this link...   https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/tax-reform/report/2014/01/09/81681/offshore-corporate-profits-the-only-thing-trapped-is-tax-revenue/   FROM THE ARTICLE: "To qualify as “offshore” for tax purposes, U.S. corporate money must be controlled by a foreign subsidiary, but it does not have to be invested abroad. In fact, for many corporations, these foreign profits...
 What about brainwashed feudalists?
Truth is: 35% isn't really that high or that difficult to plan for as a business, but corporations know that if they sit tight and lobby Congress, they'll eventually get their wish of paying next to nothing. 
 You could say the same thing about being a CEO at most companies. You could put a monkey in front of a series of buttons labelled 'Layoffs', 'Pay Freezes', 'Benefit Cuts', 'Outsourcing', 'Acquisition of Competitor', and 'Raises for Management' and just have him punch one of the buttons each quarter.  
 The hardware being purchased is mainly for test taking, and the tests themselves (and likely the curriculum for them) are created by private for-profit companies. In other words, even though people like to complain about the quality of "public" schools, the current reality is that they're largely controlled by private enterprise.
A significant part of the funding was going to technology infrastructure improvements at LAUSD, so realistically many of the schools didn't really have the capability to make full use of the hardware regardless of whether it was in the form of an iPad or Chromebook/Surface. Building that out isn't going to happen overnight. 
Again, it doesn't qualify as FUD. It's a valid point regarding whether or not suing Apple for the size of the OS on the internal storage really makes any sense considering how the rest of the industry works for BOTH internal and external storage. A consumer could have easily purchased an Android phone after looking at a checklist of features that included increasing storage capacity with an SD card, and then lost that capacity by installing Kit Kat. There were annoyed...
 The article specifically mentions Kit Kat as being the version of Android that dropped types of SD card storage support, and the techtimes link you posted even includes angry comments from Android users regarding that fact. It's not a FUD based point. It's a point about the irony of someone suing Apple regarding iOS storage capability vs. what was advertised. Not only did Android phones typically fair worse when it came to available on-board storage vs. what was...
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