An influential technology analyst says Apple (AAPL +0.7%) needs to start returning some of its...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

An influential technology analyst says Apple (AAPL +0.7%) needs to start returning some of its $46B cash hoard to shareholders through a regular dividend or share repurchases. Apple's likely response: Microsoft (MSFT) pays a dividend. We do not want to be Microsoft.