The Communist Party of China absolutely agrees with you. Screw the people and steal all the technology/wealth in the world. It's about their family over yours... any way they (government officials) can. That simple.
Will they be employing any actual Americans at the site? Hard to imagine Reno has the exact kind of engineers Apple will need. Either they move people in, train locals or bring in visa candidates. I wonder which.
Calling these people immigrants offends me. They are would-be immigrants. Not immigrants. Immigrants have immigrated. Would-be immigrants are absent from their homes and are trespassing in another country.
Seeing billionaires favor a debasing of wages for tech workers and yard workers alike does nothing to warm my heart. Workers like me should be the ones talking. Billionaires like Pauline should be absolutely silent. This is a democracy. Workers (citizen...
Apple iTunes / App Store has been one of the largest centers of credit card fraud activity on Earth. So, this is probably a good thing. Source: stuff I know and people I know in the CC industry. Including fraud executives
Who inside Apple has enough clout to introduce the next surprising, disruptive invention?
Oh, nobody? Yeah, even ol' Steve barely had enough clout to do that. Steve suddenly got famous in 2010-2011 when the iPad was a hit even though all agreed it was a "stupid idea," his 9th "stupid idea" in a string of successful, profitable, revolutionary ideas that were ahead of the curve.
Apple hasn't done an interesting "stupid idea" since Steve died. It is run by...
Share buybacks are theoretically ideal. But in a sentiment driven market, buybacks can backfire. What if Apple soaked its money into $500/sharre and it went down to $200/share? The money would be gone with zero value created. That's because sentiment and faith are still a big part of the stock at $500/share.
We have no idea how Apple will make money in 2015-2020. Just no idea. I'm not saying they won't, but they will have to start innovating. Otherwise...