So what is your point? Everybody knows this quarter is exceptional for AAPL. What happens next? iPhone 6? iPhone 7? iPhone infinity? At some point, consumers get tired. AAPL spends peanuts on R&D, Spends its 150 Billion dollars on buying multimillion dollar companies and even when there is somebody like Carl Icahn telling them they are no a bank, and shows them how to boost shareholder equity, they fight it. You better believe they are fully aware of the manipulation by options traders, but they do nothing about it. They are in on the whole thing. This is one of the few companies where the management is against the owners (shareholders) of the company.
If Apple did nothing but trade stocks to accumulate cash, this stock would be much higher.
Think about it: the banks have been on a tear, yet Apple whose trading firm outperforms all of them is
My point is almost any other company stock would be on the rise. iPhone 5S is the best selling phone ever. Leaked info points to larger screen size for both phone and tablet, the Achilles heel according to most experts. CM deal finally reached. Likely watch release. Huge reversal of Android gain since September.