Apple Share Buybacks Since 2012 – $580 billion
Since 2012, when Apple’s share count peaked, the company have repurchased more than $580 billion in stock.
That’s ~38% of the outstanding share count in ten years.
Even if the revenues remained flat the share price would increase and you would be far better off purely for holding.
Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway hold a huge number of Apple stock – they must be laughing!