Funny.. I've been thinking that all day. Blackberry is serious competition for them, and AAPL's pps has already plunged by over a third..
It's no big deal for a company the size of Apple to throw $100 million or more into killing the competition. It's a $450 billion dollar company.
I have no idea what the legalities of something like this would be, but it sure crossed my mind. Pretty sure it's crossed theirs as well.