This excerpt taken from the AAPL 8-K filed Feb 21, 2007.
4.1 Committees of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the authorized number of directors, designate one (1) or more committees, each consisting of two (2) or more directors, to serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may designate one (1) or more directors as alternate members of any committee, who may replace any absent member at any meeting of the committee. The appointment of members or alternate members of a committee requires the vote of a majority of the authorized number of directors. Any such committee shall have authority to act in a manner and to the extent provided in the resolution of the Board of Directors and may have all the authority of the Board of Directors, except with respect to:
(a) the approval of any action which, under the Code, also requires shareholders approval or approval of the outstanding shares;
(b) the filling of vacancies on the Board of Directors or in any committee;
(c) the fixing of compensation of a director for serving on the Board of Directors or on any committee;
(d) the amendment or repeal of these Bylaws or the adoption of new bylaws;
(e) the amendment or repeal of any resolution of the Board of Directors which by its express terms is not so amendable or repealable;
(f) a distribution to the shareholders of the Corporation, except at a rate, in a periodic amount or within a price range set forth in the Articles of Incorporation or determined by the Board of Directors; and
(g) the appointment or designation of any other committee of the Board of Directors or the members thereof.