Thanks for the vote down. Go ahead and mark my words. The next day after Apple reports earnings let's say it jumps $15 dollars a share. This board will be lit up with posts like, "how come my $560 calls are worthless? I was robbed by market makers!"
I think the best strategy is to wait for Friday and buy at the end of the day any strike price closer to where it closes for the day and I do believe it will be a down day before earnings.
Once you position yourself for Monday it should be a blowout report pushing AAPL in my opinion to $600 levels after earnings ........
$600/share will not be seen after earnings. It's a 'nice thought', mind you, but there's no way that 600 will be breached. Too many market and media forces against that type of break out. Q1 is already expected to be a huge quarter, and it will be .... but that's the whole problem.