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And neither will Google...
 Right now they have a market cap of $446.73 billion, which means that they would have to take on a couple hundred billion dollars in debt to take the company private.  Let's say it would require a $300 billion loan at 5% per year over 15 years.  That profit per quarter would be diminished by $7.117 billion per quarter simply to service the debt, and it would only get worse if the interest rate were higher or the term shorter.  With the remaining $6 billion in profit they...
 Apple couldn't sustain its operations without public investment.  As stressful as the market can be, it provides funding on a scale that Apple would be unwise to substitute with debt alone.
The growth Apple experienced in the past is unsustainable without the introduction of products in new categories.  I'm sure that once the watch or the TV comes out, Apple will be the darling of investors it used to be.  As it stands now, Apple's stock is going to be stagnant because the company seems to be slowing its pace.   Just as a quick tutorial in stock pricing (for which there is really no accurate model), the current price is supposed to represent the present...
 You want Apple to be bought out?!  Or did you forget the /s?
I'm not sure we have enough crow to go around!
1. Samsung is quite profitable and has models in the lowest price brackets. Like Apple would have to do, Samsung uses the margins on high end devices to cover the reduced margins on low end devices.2. There would be clear differentiation in the hardware that would basically eliminate cross shopping. Touch ID, the high end camera, the metal body, the coprocessor, and maybe more would be cut to each the lower price point. The software and user experience of the high end...
 This is absolutely the wrong outlook for Apple.  I agree that Apple shouldn't compete at the very lowest levels, but there is an enormous gap below the 5C that they need to fill.  A high-quality $250 phone is not out of Apple's reach.  Such a phone wouldn't matter so much in America, the land of carrier subsidies, as it would overseas in developing markets. Edit: I've said it before and I'll say it again - the Moto G is a device that should be striking fear into the...
 Yes.
 I don't want the touchscreen to replace the trackpad.  I want to have both because sometimes it's more intuitive to reach out and "touch" the image on screen.
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