June 2013: "We are in no hurry, the iPhone is no longer the God of all smartphones. I don't think it is indispensable for us to sell the iPhone." -- DoCoMo
That was a pretty quick and dramatic turnaround of opinion.
It would actually be a good idea to do this while interest rates are low like this - the interest paid would not matter that much, since the company would be saving money on dividends for the repurchased stock (which are about the same amount as the interest on the borrowed money).
Volvo's response to my inquiry about when we will get cars with this in it:
"Unfortunately at this time we do not have any information regarding iOS and its function or availability. We will be sure to keep you updated as soon as we have anything to share."