AAPL was correlating very closely to the market until a few weeks ago. Now, it's almost a contrary indicator, seemingly languishing all by itself.
However, I think, objectively, it's a harbinger of a 10-20% correction that's coming in over the next six weeks. I am loading up on VXX, XLF, BAC, SHW, HD, WFM, and C puts presently. I am selling all of my call options (other than VXX, FAZ, and TZA) on any gain of 15% or more. Holding stock positions, but using tight trailing stops.
Have revised my buy target on AAPL all the way down to $425. I'm not short AAPL, unfortunately.
Scary ... Exactly what I was thinking seconds before I read your post. My view is that apple should have headed lower to begin with .. it seems convenient to drop apple before a major market correction .. and then more so during the market correction.