They have been scamming people for 6 weeks now. Every Thursday and Friday for 6 weeks it has been down. Every Friday some analyst comes out with some BS regurgitated story just before the open.
Go ahead run it up Monday through Wednesday and then drive it down Thursday and Friday.
Which one of you week handed people with no conviction bought Weekly Options instead of going out at least till April? Haven't you ever looked at a chart, have you ever learned about the importance of reporting holiday earnings numbers?
Worst part is that when you buy a call you put a cap on the stock, so you are actually working against the position you just took. Buying more calls ampifies the effect. Call contracts don't drive the stock price, you have to buy shares. The volume of options contracts is staggering, the weeklies were great for MM and firms, very bad for retail who are getting sent to the slaughterhouse each week. It's a bloodbath.
That being said, if you wish to make money, short the open. 90% of the time apple sells off after a positive open.
You may be right about capping the stock (probably more the selling of the call than the buying) but earlier last year while AAPL was on the terror from 500 to 620 or so, the stock was taking out the weekly calls every week and it was unstoppable. So as with everything in this market, the rule, if there is one, has many and significant exceptions.