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A Changing Apple (via ST iPhone App)

By Grace Chng Senior Correspondent [email protected] Apple is acting out of norm in recent days. Who would think Apple would issue stock dividends and initiate a share buyback scheme? Steve Jobs, the late Apple co-founder, was terrified of running out of cash. He remembered the company’s brush with insolvency in 1997. So he did what most 'parents' would do: he saved. And his savings grew and grew to nearly US$10 billion. Last quarter, Apple had such a sterling quarter, it added US$16 billion to this mound of money. Apple could afford to drop US$10 billion as spare change to buy Twitter and still have loads money left in the bank. Ten days before March 19 - when Apple announced the stock dividend and share buyback scheme - I brought the new iPad home from San Francisco. Wow! In all the 15 years that I’ve been covering Apple’s new launches after Jobs returned to Apple in 19...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2012/03/21/a-changing-apple/

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