Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss
Apple could do quite a lot to reverse this trend, but they won't do it, because basically they don't give a crap about investors.
How can you say that 'Apple doesn't give a crap about investors'?! They have continued to execute well, consistently beat even far out whisper estimates, introduced a steady slew of new or updated products and services, kept Jobs as visible as possible, are signaling their continued focus on the future with things such as the planned new campus.
I know that you think that their starting to pay dividends would be a good thing. I disagree (since I think that it could be a disastrous move -- but then, my guess regarding why it could be a bad thing is as good as yours regarding why it could be a good thing). Leaving these arguable assertions aside, what is it that Apple could be doing that they are not?