How much to buy out apple?

DavidCL23

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How much would it cost to buy out apple, roughly? (I can't afford it or anything, I am just wondering)
Thanks,
David
 

Geert

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Steve will say : "you're not taking my Apple".
And he's damn right about that!

Keep up the good work, steve!

(and Apple team of course)
 

cb911

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why exactly do you want to know that? why would you even think of that? Apple is doing a great job! and it will be doing an even better job when they release the new TiBooks! anyway, i don't know but i'd guess it would be in the billions.
 

iGav

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Alot of $....... although if all of us at macrumors start a kitty...... if they ever get themselves into trouble again we could always buy them.........:p

Now who'd be CEO??? :p
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by Macmaniac
Steve would never have apple sold under his watch!
Yep, it wouldn't happen while he was there. If Macs are a way of life, he is the Apple God, no way is he going to take backseat to someone else.
 

britboy

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Originally posted by dukestreet


Yep, it wouldn't happen while he was there. If Macs are a way of life, he is the Apple God, no way is he going to take backseat to someone else.

perhaps for a silent partner? I'd have thought that if someone wanted to invest billions into his beloved company, and then just allow him to continue as he is, he wouldnt be complaining very loudly :cool:
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by britboy
perhaps for a silent partner? I'd have thought that if someone wanted to invest billions into his beloved company, and then just allow him to continue as he is, he wouldnt be complaining very loudly :cool:
But then the question would be why? He doesn't need to do that, I would think.
 

3rdpath

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whether apple is sold isn't fully in steve's control-its a publically traded company which means ownership( in theory) is available. of course, it depends on who owns the shares and are they truly available. you can't sneak attack a company because you must state publically( with the sec) after you have acquired 5% of their outstanding shares. this leaves plenty of time for a company to fight a hostile bid with "poison pills"- much the way many co's fought off the greenmailing of the 80's.

as for steve, he's been sent walking before and if apple heads south( please no!) it could happen again. that would be a very sad day
 

iGav

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I thought Mr Jobs had like Gazillions of shares.......?:confused:

Who is the majority share holder of Apple anyway?

Mind you doesn't Bill Gates own Gazillions of shares too??:confused:
 

Geert

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yeah right, like Apple board of directors will send Steve walking.
He practically saved the company on his own, by outlining again what was important to Apple and what not (and more).
All stuff of low importance he first discarted, nowadays he's wheeling it back in.
And Steve has a nose for goods things. Check all released hard/software.
Just plain magic.

OK you'll say that the cube was a major flop, but I think both Steve and the complete Apple team were amazed of how good they could squeeze in components into such small cube. It merely functioned as a prototype of things to come, and Apple wanted to share that with the world.
So I don't consider the Cube as a flop.

And if he ever does get the idea to sell, that he comes and talk with me!
I'll convince him, heck, I'll convince everybody.
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by 3rdpath

as for steve, he's been sent walking before and if apple heads south( please no!) it could happen again. that would be a very sad day
Not right now, he's turned Apple all around, or its all happened on his watch, so he's still ok. Apple design can be seen in almost every new product lately. Its too hot for them to change things, like replacing Steve. The stock would drop like a rock.
 
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