3 Surprising Ways Apple Could Spend Its Cash

The following video is part of our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, with host Chris Hill talking with Jason Moser, Ron Gross, and Joe Magyer. This week Apple CEO Tim Cook said the $98 billion on Apple's balance sheet is "more than we need to run the company." While the guys all agree that a dividend payment for shareholders will probably happen, they also propose a few ways Apple could allocate its capital beyond a dividend. The possibilities include deals involving the likes of Netflix and Sprint Nextel.

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  • Report this Comment On February 25, 2012, at 11:25 AM, Raymondpoppy wrote:

    Apple possibly buying Sprint? Sounds like a good idea. The fact remains that Sprint is the only U.S. carrier to offer new and existing customers the iPhone experience with unlimited data plans starting at $79.99 per month. An investment writer recently summed it up best: “Sprint now offers the best value proposition for a new smartphone user. I got my first smartphone on Sprint this fall because a new AT&T or Verizon data plan, without being grandfathered in with an earlier, lower price, is outrageous. My plan includes 450 afternoon mobile-to-landline minutes, unlimited other minutes, and unlimited texting and data for $79.99. Unlimited AT&T

  • Report this Comment On February 26, 2012, at 2:20 AM, fatmonk wrote:

    Give a free three year free TV and Movie subscribers for iPs owners, Apple could put all competitors out of business;

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