You said "With no uptick rule"
What are you talking about? When it was falling after earnings, it was put on short restriction list, to which the uptick rule is applied for 3 days! It is falling with the uptick restriction in place! Try selling short on Monday morning and see that for yourself.
"This is a bear raid led by the company who wants to own them, most likely, Tim Cook and Apple."
Any proof that apple has anything to do with this?
"At some point the investors will own the lion's share of the company"
And who owns the company now?