Originally Posted by Galbi
Put yourself in another persons's shoes.
Apple asking for $1.5 Billion to sell the "iPad" name...
would that sound ridiculous to you?
I think not
Yeah, that's ridiculous. You're the kind of mentality that sues companies like Apple because of soem minor issue, aren't you?
If Apple doesnt pay up, all China has to do is forcibly shut down its partners production line in China stopping all of Apple's products.
See how easily manipulative China can get?
In the first sentence you create a scenario.
In the second sentence you've oddly deemed that scenario as proof of how horrible China is.
Therefore, BUILD A FREAKING US PLANT WITH ALL THOSE SUPPOSEDLY BILLIONS OF "CASH" ( actually $10B in cash and $70B in short and long term securities which are not really "cash" but "cash equivalents" as they arent as liquidable as cash )
And here's the clincher! You've come up with an even dumber conclusion that suggests building iPads in the US for 10x their current cost would somehow resolve an issue about selling the iPad in China. Let's not forget that it's not just final manufacturing that happening in China (and Brazil) but most components are not made in the US.
But hey, Apple has the burn so they should just waste it all like their competitors making dumb business decisions¡