Apple has been abused by media, by Americans no less. In no other country would it's own citizens work against it's company like the americans here due. Shameful.
Apple may come out with something as this recent slate of yellow journalism is quite bad, but they have the earnings release which will put most of the yellow journalists in their place. The next attack is regarding future earnings, apple can quash that at the ER as well.
The manipulators are working overtime here, the good guys need to do some work too. Write apple, write the sec, write cnbc, cancel your WSJ sub, do something even if it appears a small counter to the manipulation.
They probably won't. The problem with a response is that if you don't respond the next time and the next time and the next time then people assume the information must be true when you don't respond. So, they at least have the good fortune of reporting in a week. In the meantime, they may give some winks and nods to a few of their favored analysts who will take the word to the street, or address in some other indirect manner, but I would be surprised if they just come out and go on the record with a rebuttal.
Sentiment: Strong Buy