They said they would consider what is in best interests of shareholders on conference call in regards to their cash hoard. I'm sure they will consider this and like always keep hoarding the cash as that is the best use. It guarantees once they start burning cash they can keep the company afloat. Cook has to keep this thing alive for 5 years to get his first slug of stock which he will immediately sell all shares once he gets them
That was previously announced.
"By early last year, Apple's cash balance had built to a point beyond what we needed to run our business and maintain flexibility to take advantage of strategic opportunities, so we announced a plan to return $45 billion to shareholders over three years. As of next week we will have executed $10 billion of that plan."