Had to google that and found this. Not sure what it means?
Once an employee is granted a Restricted Stock Award, the employee must decide whether to accept or decline the grant. If the employee accepts the grant, he may be required to pay the employer a purchase price for the grant.
After accepting a grant and providing payment (if applicable) the employee must wait until the grant vests. Vesting periods for Restricted Stock Awards may be time-based (a stated period from the grant date), or performance-based (often tied to achievement of corporate goals.)
When a Restricted Stock Award vests, the employee receives the shares of company stock or the cash equivalent (depending on the company’s plan rules) without restriction.
can't see the deal with apple as being an act of desperation (to save the company yes indeed "whew"), who knows were this might take gtat, it's kind of exiting and odds are it's all good. they are better off today than yesterday and not as good as tommorow. i'm holding.