when Jobs was sick, it was an overhang on the stock price, he died and the stock did not tank, but rather it was pumped as the overhang was removed. Now it seems Jobs mattered after all. AAPL bigger problem is they are not doing anything with their $$$$ pile, products are pretty much at an innovative stand still and the ecosystem is as well. They will now be punished for being perceived to be at an end growth point - a gadget maker without magic. I use apple products, and love them, but not the same with investing in the stock. It has always been about margins for Apple and the Street.
now AMZN on the other hand is perceived to be constantly evolving and looking for the next best thing. No $$$ pile, but perceived to be still innovating and altering the retail, cloud, entertainment landscape. They get rewarded so long as their top line revenue growth is there, margins not important to the street never have been. At least not right now, they will pull that plug too when you least expect it.
a side note to the freak show called sybil - good call on AAPL, even if you were not long or short you were WRONG, so I guess you are after all just another basement dwelling loser who just posts all day. BTW while you were posting your babble I was buying front month AAPL puts @ 490 strike into the close.
Amazon is not Apple. Apple is an amazing company that has created AND CAPTURED more economic value this year than Amazon has in its existence -- by about an order of magnitude.
At some point, valuation has to realign with value capture. I'll be here when it does.