Yea, this is the tipping point for media's irresponsibility when reporting on securities. Of course this nonsense is targeted almost exclusive at apple. This is likely due to the size of the option market that moves so much in an instant.
Remember the exact same negative stories coming out now are virtually copy and past jobs of what was done last year. B/C of social media's proliferation the effect has been amplified since last year.
You had the exact same supplier cut stories being dropped ahead of last years Q1 earnings. Of course we now apple blew out that Q and had by far it's best year on record. Those engaging in the yellow journalism need to be taken to task. One way to do that is to cancel your WSJ and CNBC subscriptions and to notify family and friends to do the same.