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So the ownership interest net of buybacks and the Berkshire sales during that time has increased by 0.14%

Doesn't sound like that much.
But, as Apple's market cap is currently about $2.31 trillion, the 0.14% difference is $3.34 billion.

That's not the value (or price) that Berkshire has gained due to Apple's buybacks, but it's the size of error you'd get using an incorrect Apple share count.

If Apple really wants to buy Apple shares, they should buy them as cheaply as possible. Pick the time and method that best meets that goal.
Near as I can figure, the best way at the moment would be to buy Berkshire stock.
Two years ago at end 2018, one Berkshire share cost 5.18 Apple shares. Now it only costs 1.68 Apple shares.
Sure, they'd get a lot of other business interests along with their shares, but they probably wouldn't lose money on that stuff.

I wonder what the Berkshire to Apple price ratio will be in a couple of years...I wouldn't be surprised with 2.55
That's what you'd get with Berkshire up a moderate 15% and Apple trading at 22 times trailing earnings up 30%.

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