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Manned space flight! - Compete with or buy Virgin Galactic. Build a giant cube space hotel.

Gene sequencing - Revolutionize health care (something Steve is intimately familiar with) by making gene sequencing cheap enough for the upper-middle class.

Redefine display technology. Develop paint on displays - blackboard sized touch screens.

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post #122 of 323
Apple could give me 1 million dollars and nothing would change in the 40B cash.
I would be a very happy man.

Kidding..
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Build Apple Electric Cars. They will look like the original Venture One, has a range of 400+ miles. Go top speed of 180MPH, Charges in 15 minutes or less, has removable power modules available at all existing gas stations for those long trips. Built in iPhone/iPod Touch Dashboard Module Integration for that seamless built in look. Sell these all at 11K and if your a Windows users, your cost would be 80K.

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Yeah but you know someone here would complain that it didn't have a camera and a blu-ray player.
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Apple could give me 1 million dollars and nothing would change in the 40B cash.
I would be a very happy man.

Kidding..

I'm now working on my second million...the first one was too hard!
post #125 of 323
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Ideas for Apple acquisitions:

1. Buy Netflix. Netflix is worth less than $3.5B and is a profitable company. This is the way to turn AppleTV from a hobby to an industry leading product.

2. Get into content distribution business by buying one or more content distribution companies.

3. Buy Adobe, though Adobe is nearly worth $18B and has a very high P/E ratio. This would settle any problems with flash and mobile MacOS devices once and for all. Apple ends up with a set of duplicate products on the CS side, but that can be fixed over time...

4. Buy Palm to consolidate the smart phone market. Palm is worth pocket change ($1B)

5. Buy Disney? Or another large media corporation like Liberty?

1. Netflix type service may be in Apple's future, but I think they can build this themselves. I don't think that Netflix has patents that can prevent a similar service.

2. Apple's own digital sales can't support a 24/7 full-use and innovating-leading edge CD service. And providing this type of enterprise service to other companies isn't what Apple is about. It's better that Apple pays other competing companies whose core competency is in CD and focused on innovating in that space.

3. Apple doesn't want flash or pdf (or the attached enterprise businesses), and it already has a competitive media development suite. It may want a few talented employees but not the 1000s who've grown up in that "lazy" culture.

4. Palm is going to die on its own. Apple hasn't even bothered to sue over multi-touch. If Apple removes Palm, someone else will just create the same type of OS if it was warranted.

5. Owning Disney (or one content company) would make it harder to get content from all the other content production companies, which it would need for its core hardware products. Owning a content company has certainly made Sony conflicted, and has hampered its electronics business.
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post #126 of 323
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Apple could buy a high end audio/TV/etc manufacturer [to produce Apple TVs, literally TVs] but Apple has steadfastly avoided owning the manufacturing assets, preferring contract manufacturers.

No, apple is developing an Engineering competency to bring iOS to other products - TVs being an obvious starting point. Why buy a company when you can just leverage your culture and design ethos.

So you know Cook said yesterday that Apple wasn't interested in the TV business. Are you betting that this was pure Apple misdirection?
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post #128 of 323
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I was thinking about that, but the glory of Netflix is it's neutrality. Steve Jobs is Disney's largest shareholder and creates a lot of content, which conflicts with other content creators.

If Apple bought Netflix, I'm sure the other content creators would pull their content.

Apple shouldn't buy Netflix but your reasoning is warped. If what you say is true, then why haven't those other content creators pulled their content from the iTunes Store?
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post #129 of 323
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So you know Cook said yesterday that Apple wasn't interested in the TV business. Are you betting that this was pure Apple misdirection?

That was my thought. I'm expecting a completely new AppleTV from HW, to OS, to services, and hopefully an SDK within a year.
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post #130 of 323
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Apple has taken ten years to get here. Other companies are trying to do the same in 1-3 years, so they will fail. It's leveraged one product after another starting with the iMac and Ti Powerbook, OS X, Apple Retail Stores, iTunes, iPod, iTunes Store, etc., and built up its experience, expertise, ecosystem, supply chain. As Jobs has quoted Gretzky, Apple skated to where the puck was going - mobile consumer devices. It dropped hints (opening stores, investing in Flash RAM, acquiring multi-touch, unibody enclosures) but most people still didn't see where it was going.

What a competitor needs to do is forecast where the puck will be 5-7 years from now; see what other markets/products will converge into mobile devices, and start building up the needed pieces in those places where Apple and other competitors are not, or where it can have a small but profitable business. That's what Apple did during 2000-2007, it built up media content sales, retail stores, OS/SDK tech, mobile gadget design/production through these other efforts before getting into phones/tablets/App stores.

I think Google with ads/search, OSes, maps, and web apps, Nokia with maps and supply chain, and Microsoft with Xbox and Office/enterprise are Apple's biggest threats if they can figure out where the puck is going. They all have sheer size that will give them time to withstand many assaults, and the ability to just buy any technology/service they need. Right now, it seems Google has an idea, Nokia possibly but it's fairly quiet, and Microsoft not so much (at least by what can be seen).

Good analysis. Agree with much of what you're saying.
post #131 of 323
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ideas for apple acquisitions:

1. Buy netflix. Netflix is worth less than $3.5b and is a profitable company. This is the way to turn appletv from a hobby to an industry leading product.

2. Get into content distribution business by buying one or more content distribution companies.

3. Buy adobe, though adobe is nearly worth $18b and has a very high p/e ratio. This would settle any problems with flash and mobile macos devices once and for all. Apple ends up with a set of duplicate products on the cs side, but that can be fixed over time...

4. Buy palm to consolidate the smart phone market. Palm is worth pocket change ($1b)

5. Buy disney? Or another large media corporation like liberty?

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Holy crap, they're going to invade Poland.

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post #133 of 323
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Absolute fantasy.

Why would they buy a failing consumer electronics company when Apple is already a highly successful consumer electronics company, better advertising, retail presence with all major vendors, and a very good history of being able to quickly scale manufacturing to their needs?

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the U.S. educational system . . . "

I'd save the education comparisons.

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post #134 of 323
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This is closer to what I think will happen.
Apple will buy Amazon or create something similar with online retailing.

But Apple's expansion of online retailing will be limited to digital goods, for which they already have a foundation in the iTunes Store. E-books, e-textbooks, e-magazines, e-periodicals, and e-newspapers are just the next steps. Apple is not interested in the rest of Amazon's physical goods business.

Another major avenue for its cash horde is in physical retail stores for selling all its gadgets. Apple has pretty much covered the US and the UK (a little less) with stores. It's fairly into it in Canada, Australia, and Japan. It's got lots of room to expand in Europe and it just announced it's expanding to 25 stores in China. And it's still working through resellers everywhere else.

And going with Jobs' "think big", there's still a long way to go with evolving iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (and I should add AppleTV). As the CPUs can do more and batteries allow them to last longer, more and more of the stuff that people want to do will get added into these products.
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post #135 of 323
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That was my thought. I'm expecting a completely new AppleTV from HW, to OS, to services, and hopefully an SDK within a year.


I agree, also. Apple is great at sleight of hand, they don't hint at or telegraph anything. Steve learned his lesson when he loaned their early Mac systems to B. Gates....that's when that snake stole the "look and feel".


Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice......

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That is a good point. Europe has 50 countries the US has 50 states, yet the US is considerably larger. It's not unreasonable to expect an American not to know much of the world when they drive all day and still not be out of their state, while there are only a few places in Europe can do that without crossing multiple countries.

That's ridiculous. Canada is the second largest nation in the world behind Russia. You can ask most people about world geography and elicit a correct answer. The US public education system is notorious and unfortunately there may be truth to the conspiracy that it is purposely being dismantled by the powers that be in order to keep the citizens out of the loop and disinformed.
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That was my thought. I'm expecting a completely new AppleTV from HW, to OS, to services, and hopefully an SDK within a year.

Do you think the next AppleTV will actually include a TV, I mean, a display and tuner? If Apple was going to jump into displays, then 2008-2009 was the perfect time, as everyone was transitioning to digital HDTVs. But they let it pass.

I think Apple is thinking big about the home entertainment device but it's not clear yet how to get around the content-cable TV-DVD complex. Netflix, Redbox, Hulu, Boxee, Vudu, Apple, torrents and the like are chipping away but a piece to cause the complex to crumble hasn't yet been revealed.

The cable companies have the inside track, and it's interesting to see what they're trying. I have FIOS and my daughter just tried out the Twitter widget that Verizon has been advertising. It took her forever to type a tweet; from her response after, I don't think she'll be trying that again much in the future.
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post #138 of 323
If I had that kind of cash and brand equity, I would:

- Buy/Invest in projectionist companies/tech. This can be rolled into the Appletv either as an addition to the device or an accessory. The box has a cam that can beam 720p video from itunes library to wall, or a isight-sized cam that can be stuck on a wall that can do the same.

- Buy/Invest in LogMeIn.com or something similar to bring true back-to-my-mac expreience to bridge the gap between work PC and home mac

- Buy/Invest in satellite internet. Many agree that this service is slower and kinda sucks. Why not make connectivity easier and faster? Maybe try an Amazon model where buying/downloading something is "free" and a month-to-month data plan.

- Invest even more into chip manufacturing for smaller, more powerful and more energy efficient hardware.
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post #139 of 323
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That's ridiculous. Canada is the second largest nation in the world behind Russia. You can ask most people about world geography and elicit a correct answer. The US public education system is notorious and unfortunately there may be truth to the conspiracy that it is purposely being dismantled by the powers that be in order to keep the citizens out of the loop and disinformed.

What do those countries have to do with a Europe and the US' comparison with the whole of Canada and Russia. For example, most of Canada is situated near a US border for a reason. If youeliminate the empty midwest you get a fairly decent comparison of area and density, though Europe has a much denser, but all that just reinforces my previous point about how it's typically easier for Europeans to experience other cultures more frequently and more thoroughly than Americans. That doesn't even get into the social, economic, and political issues that keep the heavily focused on the US, for better or for worse.


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Do you think the next AppleTV will actually include a TV, I mean, a display and tuner? If Apple was going to jump into displays, then 2008-2009 was the perfect time, as everyone was transitioning to digital HDTVs. But they let it pass.

I think Apple is thinking big about the home entertainment device but it's not clear yet how to get around the content-cable TV-DVD complex. Netflix, Redbox, Hulu, Boxee, Vudu, Apple, torrents and the like are chipping away but a piece to cause the complex to crumble hasn't yet been revealed.

The cable companies have the inside track, and it's interesting to see what they're trying. I have FIOS and my daughter just tried out the Twitter widget that Verizon has been advertising. It took her forever to type a tweet; from her response after, I don't think she'll be trying that again much in the future.

I never though the TV idea was sound. What sizes do they choose? What about small ones for bedroom or guest rooms or RVs or whatever? Even an inch too big or small could make a buyer go with a different HDTV in a pre-built cabinet. That isn't even going into the type of TV tech used, like LCD or Plasma, or the fact that the margins tend to be thin.

Hooking up an appliance via HDMI is simple. The best I think Apple could do is to get a partner to have a special setup that the AppleTV connects to with a special button on the remote for the AppleTV and a much more seamless switch without the rigmarole of going through each input method until you find the right one. HP tried something like that but it didn't seem to take off and I don't know if they still have that option for their TVs.

Vimeo is now pushing internet TVs with a lot of social aspects to them. I have a feeling they will be poor options, but you never know. They really need to something good soon or else they could loose that market for a long time since the living room isn't something people tend to upgrade often. Isn't in about 6 years between TVs on average?
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post #141 of 323
Think big - Data facility, many new stores world wide, iPad, iPhone. The way Apple does them these are BIG ideas. AppleTV and all that that entails (living room, movies, television) is potentially huge but Apple wont go there unless they can make a difference and sell a lot of hardware, and there are more obstacles posed by entrenched business models than in just about any other media industry. But in spite of the claim that the ATV is a hobby I am sure that this is one of the areas Apple has its eyes on in a BIG way.
post #142 of 323
Given the iPad is without a CD/DVD drive (remember loosing the floppy disk? Here we go again!) the only way for new software to be loaded onto it is via an internet download off iTunes. So the next big step for Apple might be to provide a core base of applications for use on the iPad beyond what they have already on offer (perhaps looking to stuff that can crossover with appleTV?). Perhaps some small scale acquistions of minor companies in order to create those apps?
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Think big - Data facility, many new stores world wide, iPad, iPhone. The way Apple does them these are BIG ideas. AppleTV and all that that entails (living room, movies, television) is potentially huge but Apple wont go there unless they can make a difference and sell a lot of hardware, and there are more obstacles posed by entrenched business models than in just about any other media industry. But in spite of the claim that the ATV is a hobby I am sure that this is one of the areas Apple has its eyes on in a BIG way.

Yep the Movie industry made $400 million last year on Downloaded movies, They made $18 Billion on DVD sales, $17 Billion on movies airing on paid and unpaid TV and 8 Billion on theatre sales.

Although the future is obviously online digital distribution the 'tipping point' has not been reached yet. Unlike music where it has and 10 Billion downloads later we are where we are.

As far as movies the bottle neck is the intransigence of the Movie Industry. In other words, they are scared of Apple! Apple may have been a little too successful with music.

I think if the Movie industry did some serious analysis of Piracy they would see they are losing millions a day and should sign up with Apple sooner rather than later!
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Apple's Tim Cook (from AppleInsider Post a few days back):

Keeping it simple

One focus for Apple, Cook revealed, is to keep matters simple. The Cupertino, Calif., company hasn't been interested in doing large acquisitions because of value and compatibility issues.

"We've always been about making the best product, not having the highest market share or the highest revenue," he said. "And so acquiring a company so our revenue gets larger isn't something that drives us."

The same philosophy applies to Apple's product line. Cook said the company doesn't want to overextend itself, and noted that the company's entire line of products could fit on one table. The only other high-revenue, publicly traded companies that could likely say that would be oil companies, he said.

Most companies, he said, simply aim to get bigger as they become more successful, but Apple has intentionally avoided that approach.

"The management team at Apple would never let that happen," Cook said. "That's not what we're about."

Steve Jobs:

Jobs reportedly said Apple must "think big"

Huh, seems like opposite ends of the spectrum!

Really? You cannot possibly conceive of situations where thinking big doesn't mean overextending oneself, doesn't mean highest marketshare or highest revenue? I guess you just failed CEO 101 dude.
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That's ridiculous. Canada is the second largest nation in the world behind Russia. You can ask most people about world geography and elicit a correct answer. The US public education system is notorious and unfortunately there may be truth to the conspiracy that it is purposely being dismantled by the powers that be in order to keep the citizens out of the loop and disinformed.

The Canadian population is right around 34 million. And that is pretty much focussed along the border with the US too! US population is a little over 300 million, or nearly ten times the population of Canada. The state of California, for example has a larger population than Canada, at right around 36 million.

Comparatively, if you include Russia and Turkey in the mix, Europe has 831.4 million, in 56 separate countries, but Russia is the only country that come close to the US in size, at roughly 143 million. France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK all are much larger than Canada, but all under 100 million. I'm sorry - what was your point again???
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I'm not worried about Apple "thinking big." I'm worried about them having so much cash burning a hole in their pockets that they make a very large and very unwise acquisition. Just listen to some of the dumb suggestions we hear around this place about the companies it would be great for Apple to own, for no particular reason. I know Apple's management wouldn't deliberately buy a boat anchor, but then nobody does -- and they still do it all the time. It seems ridiculous to say it, but since the concept seems to elude so many people: $40 billion is huge amount of money no matter how you cut it. By this time next year, the hoard will very likely have grown to over $50 billion. Then what?
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... By this time next year, the hoard will very likely have grown to over $50 billion. Then what?

60?

(I do grasp your point, however)
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Apple shouldn't buy Netflix but your reasoning is warped. If what you say is true, then why haven't those other content creators pulled their content from the iTunes Store?

Because there's a big difference between Jobs being a large stockholder and sitting on their board, something which is common in all industries, and Apple owning the whole shebang.

Even now, Disney is doing things that are opposed to Apple's interests.
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I'm not worried about Apple "thinking big." I'm worried about them having so much cash burning a hole in their pockets that they make a very large and very unwise acquisition. Just listen to some of the dumb suggestions we hear around this place about the companies it would be great for Apple to own, for no particular reason. I know Apple's management wouldn't deliberately buy a boat anchor, but then nobody does -- and they still do it all the time. It seems ridiculous to say it, but since the concept seems to elude so many people: $40 billion is huge amount of money no matter how you cut it. By this time next year, the hoard will very likely have grown to over $50 billion. Then what?

Fortunately, none of these people have anything to do with any decision Apple will make.

While I don't agree with any of the suggestions here, and some are pretty harebrained, I can't think of one myself that would make sense right now.

Whatever it would be, if Apple would do it, it would have to do with their supplies, not other products. Apple is frantic about acquiring steady supplies at good prices. Any major acquisition would have to do with that. Remember three years ago, I think it was, when they ere going to invest, with Samsung, in a new chip plant? That only dropped after Samsung got caught in one of the price fixing schemes the chip industry gets involved in every few years. So maybe Micron. That would solve the memory supply problem, and give them a new plant along with IBM. It could also allow them to make their own ARM's.
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Yeah but you know someone here would complain that it didn't have a camera and a blu-ray player.

YES YES YES

EVERYTHING HAS TO HAVE A Blue-Ray or something or other

EVERYTHING! 'HE' demands it! a blue-ray player that is.

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But in spite of the claim that the ATV is a hobby I am sure that this is one of the areas Apple has its eyes on in a BIG way.

If Apple wants to skate towards where the puck will be then I am not sure that that is television. TV seems to be dying fast. In five years time I think it will be hanging on by an even more slender thread. I think that television has to be liberated from the idea of someone else programming your night. Increasingly people will want to watch what they want to watch, when they want to watch it.
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If Apple wants to skate towards where the puck will be then I am not sure that that is television. TV seems to be dying fast. In five years time I think it will be hanging on by an even more slender thread. I think that television has to be liberated from the idea of someone else programming your night. Increasingly people will want to watch what they want to watch, when they want to watch it.

Tv isn't dying at all. People are watching it more than ever. What's having problems is the traditional networks. More people are watching cable, and taking viewers from broadcast.
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Fortunately, none of these people have anything to do with any decision Apple will make.

While I don't agree with any of the suggestions here, and some are pretty harebrained, I can't think of one myself that would make sense right now.

Whatever it would be, if Apple would do it, it would have to do with their supplies, not other products. Apple is frantic about acquiring steady supplies at good prices. Any major acquisition would have to do with that. Remember three years ago, I think it was, when they ere going to invest, with Samsung, in a new chip plant? That only dropped after Samsung got caught in one of the price fixing schemes the chip industry gets involved in every few years. So maybe Micron.
That would solve the memory supply problem, and give them a new plant along with IBM. It could also allow them to make their own ARM's.

Though dropping Apple's 'fabless' structure for a more encompassing manufacturing procedure
would give them more control (especially where secrecy is concerned), it can become very irksome.
For a huge company like Apple (thanks to Steve baby) to now go down the manufacturing path
would open the floodgates of even more ecological reports and the troubles posed by more & more employees on the payroll.
Though helpful to the US economy, I'm unsure how the shareholders would feel about it.
As you said, I can't think of a readily viable investment they can make without a feeling of foreboding.

Ah, to hell with it anyway, JUST THINK BIG ©
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Though dropping Apple's 'fabless' structure for a more encompassing manufacturing procedure
would give them more control (especially where secrecy is concerned), it can become very irksome.
For a huge company like Apple (thanks to Steve baby) to now go down the manufacturing path
would open the floodgates of even more ecological reports and the troubles posed by more & more employees on the payroll.
Though helpful to the US economy, I'm unsure how the shareholders would feel about it.
As you said, I can't think of a readily viable investment they can make without a feeling of foreboding.

Ah, to hell with it anyway, JUST THINK BIG ©

It's about the best I can think of. It would actually make some sense. Payroll isn't important. Apple has increased the payroll by very large numbers over the past few years. Controlling their own process (along with IBM in Micron and IBMs new plant) is the way that Intel is able to stay ahead. Fabless design firms are always at a disadvantage.

Buying micron is just an idea though, because Apple would then have to sell to their competitors, and it's not likely they would want to do such a thing. Otherwise, it would be a good idea.
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I'm not worried about Apple "thinking big." I'm worried about them having so much cash burning a hole in their pockets that they make a very large and very unwise acquisition. Just listen to some of the dumb suggestions we hear around this place about the companies it would be great for Apple to own, for no particular reason. I know Apple's management wouldn't deliberately buy a boat anchor, but then nobody does -- and they still do it all the time. It seems ridiculous to say it, but since the concept seems to elude so many people: $40 billion is huge amount of money no matter how you cut it. By this time next year, the hoard will very likely have grown to over $50 billion. Then what?

I don't believe Apple will make such a mistake as what you describe. They're just too well run for that (imo). If you take a realistic look over the management of the corporation over the last several years, I think you see a picture of exquisite operation. Not flawless, but not too far short of it.

Specifically, I think it very unlikely that Apple would drop a large portion of their warchest on a large acquisition. Primarily because it would be very difficult to guarantee the kind of return on that investment that it would require to justify the cost. Even in cases where you would think there is symmetry and strategic purpose (for example Adobe). There is just so much baggage that comes along with a large organization, and the tremendous amount of effort required to consolidate operations. In doing so, Apple would both spend a great deal of their capital and incur significant costs in time and labor on top of that. In all but the rarest of circumstances is a large acquisition worth the expense. In my view, it's more often a sign of corporations that have stagnated and that can no longer innovate.

Keep in mind also that having such a large amount of capital on hand is a tremendous benefit to Apple. Harkening back to a time when Apple's position was a bit more precarious, having a large cash position made hostile takeovers more difficult. As that is no longer a real threat, the large cash position gives Apple leverage over component supplies, and makes smaller, strategic acquisitions more easily manageable. It as well gives them resources to fight legal battles, fund marketing initiatives and invest in retail expansion and other infrastructure.
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"Shareholders also voted down proposed environmental measures..."

Yeah screw the environment. Let's just focus on money. [Sarcasm]

It wouldn't surprise me if many shareholders don't even own Apple products.
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Though dropping Apple's 'fabless' structure for a more encompassing manufacturing procedure
would give them more control (especially where secrecy is concerned), it can become very irksome.
For a huge company like Apple (thanks to Steve baby) to now go down the manufacturing path
would open the floodgates of even more ecological reports and the troubles posed by more & more employees on the payroll.
Though helpful to the US economy, I'm unsure how the shareholders would feel about it.
As you said, I can't think of a readily viable investment they can make without a feeling of foreboding.

Ah, to hell with it anyway, JUST THINK BIG ©

I can see Apple pumping in say, $1 Billion into GlobalFoundries.

http://www.globalfoundries.com/

http://www.globalfoundries.com/newsr..._releases.aspx
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That was my thought. I'm expecting a completely new AppleTV from HW, to OS, to services, and hopefully an SDK within a year.

That would seem viable relative to the roadmap---and it would be "big."
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Instead, Jobs reportedly said Apple must "think big" in order to move its stock price higher.

Indeed.
Well, if you care to notice ivan's last three suggestive words, you know what biggy's coming next.

We mean Apple no harm.

People are lovers, basically. -- Engadget livebloggers at the iPad mini event.

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We mean Apple no harm.

People are lovers, basically. -- Engadget livebloggers at the iPad mini event.

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Steve and Apple management, would you take a couple of years off and run the country?? Please

Apple Samsung TV with dvr and wifi. Thank you.
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