Valuation will not turn this stock around, action will....
The stock is dirt cheap, but that seems to mean nothing right now, unfortunately. The company needs to effectively get back on the offensive, via cash/capital allocation to investors, big deal signings like China Mobile and a focused, innovative and sexy line up of second half products.
Im long since $190 and think its comical that the company's valuation is not driver of the stock right now. But facts are facts, its not. My father used to tell me as a kid, "life isnt always fair, so deal with it." The company needs to buck up and start delivering. Now
So the weighing machine hasn't started yet, just the shorts' voting machine. Big deal. These shorts need to get a life. What do they expect as a return from here after paying for the dividend and brokerage fees for their short? Downside potential maybe 10% at most if they can get it there; upside potential 50% or more with any real news announcements. Shorts better have an exit strategy. If you can't stand the ups and downs, don't look at the price. I look for more buying and not for any other reason.
Are you sending your concerns to the Apple Investor Relations? Do you realize that people like you, just like the Apple management, need to become proactive in having their voices heard? I don't think they'll read this post on this message board; however, 10000 e-mails might be another story.