the bottomline is that the sales on Ipad 3, ipad mini and iphone5 failed. Now AAPL are making excuses like blaming parts shortage as recently Digi Times reported. But in fact, the inventory are high so they have to sell in big discount in wal mart to keep inventory from piling up. AAPL products no longer luxury items rich people are seeking.
There is a reason the stock price tumble. It is more than tax selling. It is more about fundamentals shifting to Samsung winning the battle and the war. AAPL is the new Sony.