This excerpt taken from the AAPL DEF 14A filed Jan 23, 2008.
1. No Equity Grants or Salary Changes
In fiscal year 2007, the Compensation Committee did not grant new equity awards or increase base salaries for the named executive officers. Based on its assessment of the factors discussed above and the Compensation Committees belief that the outstanding, unvested equity grants at the beginning of fiscal year 2007 had significant retention value, the Compensation Committee concluded that the compensation packages for the named executive officers were reasonable without additional equity awards. The outstanding equity grants at the end of fiscal year 2007 are shown in the Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End table below. Based on a review of competitive practices and the Compensation Committees approach to place less emphasis on cash compensation, the Compensation Committee concluded that the total compensation for the named executive officers was appropriate for fiscal year 2007 without a salary increase.