webOS Dead In The Water

So the news today.  The much beloved webOS is killed off by HP in their press release yesterday. HP Press Release  So what does this mean for webOS?  From reading the press release it appears that HP will try to spin it off or sell it to the highest bidder.  My question is this, would this be a good acquisition for Apple?  Would HP sell the IP that came with webOS?  If so, how would this benefit Apple? This is another example of how ever-changing the mobile market is today. Marco Arment made a comment on his podcast Build and Analyze regarding his reluctancy to invest in other platforms until they prove profitable. What are your thoughts??