Apple’s cash and your app

Today Apple will announce what it is going to do with $100b in cash. Yes that’s right 100,000,000,000 in cash!! As app developers we have contributed a lot to that war chest. That doesn’t mean that apple will reduce it fees, or reduce the cost of the devices, no they will probably announce a dividend. At least that is the conventional wisdom on wall street.

I would like to suggest a completely different take, given that apple likes to control its supply chain. Can apple buy Foxconn? This would make them masters of their own manufacturing. Tim Cook has a history in supply chain, at IBM, compaq, and apple. They could both buy them and fix their image problem.

Nah, don’t think it will happen.