Don't blame Samsung. Apple has created its own problems.
Recent downfall of Apple has nothing to do with Samsung. In pure competition economic model, if you can't compete then you lose. As simple as that. Why can't you all Apple lovers learn that? I thought you all are smart and rich a-holes. Look, the street has been warning two quarters ago that if Apple couldn't nail this quarter, they would punish it harshly. Apple couldn't delivered what it promised with the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. If you want to grow? Then start innovating!!!!!!! Stretching sizes, increasing memories and sharpening display don't mean anything to value-seeking investors. And all those #$%$ about Samsung, please grow up. If you lose money here, then seek for other value plays instead of #$%$ about it whole day.
You're absolutely right. Except the nasty reality of $100Billion in revenue, 137B in cash and a PE of 9. And a loyal fan base and a history of innovation. Maybe Apple has been warning the street. "Get your guidance in line."