While not that shocking, (nor that insightful!), it is always interesting to take a look at Apple’s forever growing hoard of cash and investments. As of Q3-2017, they had a whooping $269B of it on their balance sheet! (even more as of year end … )
That kind of Do-Re-Mi can sure afford its fair share of penny whistles and moon pies! And now with Trump’s cash repatriation tax holiday (which has already passed through Congress), Apple’s plan is to bring much of it home to the good ol’ U-S-of-A and spend, spend, spend! Who knows what seemingly conscious and highly emotionally intelligent computer program we will be making small talk with next!