LTLFTcomposite wrote:Any guesses on what Apple is going to do with that quarter of a trillion dollars they're repatriating? I can't imagine being short with that kind of cash sloshing around silicon valley... It's going to go from crazy to insane.
I'd imagine more acquisitions, data centers and that second campus, for starters? I kind of doubt the spending would be mostly in Silicon Valley.
My point exactly. I question whether there are actually enough opportunities to invest such a large amount without branching out into entirely new lines of business. I know the idea of Apple buying Tesla has been kicked around a lot and dismissed by many, but the Trump tax cuts have changed the game - there is now a huge amount of capital looking for a home, and the world only needs so many iTunes servers. We know they were pursuing an Apple-car project, the Titan thing, but near as I can tell that fell apart because starting a car company really isn't as easy as some would have you believe. Recruiting the right resources, design, engineering, testing, marketing, manufacturing - you can't put nine women on that and have a baby in a month, even with all the money in the world it's probably a decade to get that to scale.