AAPL's real problem is simply the competition.... Samsung is eating apple market share!
The world (and investors) know the Galaxy III is a far better phone than I5....translates into lower profits. MAPS and the new tablet fiasco are just the tip of the iceberg....
Don't be surprised if some judge or the ITC slaps AAPL silly with an injunction on sales and product imports in one or more of the cases AAPL litigated...AND LOST!
I went to AT&T store to get the note 2 by Samsung, I was going to replace my iPhone 5 with it. The sales manager told me look around at all the sales people and see what type of phones they had, and I would know what is a better product. No lie, but every single one of them either had the the iphone 5 or 4s. Sales manger says he gets more Samsung phones returned in the first six months because of software problems. Said he rarely gets iPhones returned. This is an absolutely true story, I walked out of the store happily with my iphone 5. The iPhone 5 may not have the gimmicks of galaxy 3s, but it is a quality product unlike Samsung. Apple will sell record phones over next 6 months.