They already started their 3 billion buy back in October....
Now if you want to talk about would really move the stock it would go something like this....instead of the current program of buying back 9 billion over the next 3 years ( 3 billion a year) Mr Cook could come out and say we have changed course and say we are buying back 9 billion in stock right now.....that would make a difference.
Next is for Cook to say Apple is increasing its Divy of $10.60 a year to $12 a year.
Next to start the burners to rocket mode Get that Long awaited China Mobile deal done with already where phones go on sale Dec 21 2012
i think what they really should do is to take out $20B from their bank, and start their own HF trading fund which is specifically geared towards apple shorts. with their financial power they can completely topple the shameless hedge funds who are manipulating the market with computer trading.
that's just me venting.
i don't know if this is legal but this manipulation is painful to watch.