While I think tha there is alot of manipulation here. If you look at the number of actual option contracts out there, it really does not seem that numbers can account for all the manipulation that people are claiming. Also remember that for every person that makes money with options someone is losing, so it seems to be to equal forces working on the stock price.
So depressing. Market down - Apple down, Market up and Apple down, good news and Apple down. Bad news, Apple down. You would think that AAPL is goind out of business given the stock performance. Unbelievable.