If you decided to buy as AAPL was surging, you absolutely should not be down 26% today. No way. Flat maybe. Biding your time in the high $600s would be acceptable, but faced with the reality of dropping below $500 a share, that's tragic.
The following three stories take you through what a joke the last part of the year has been:
- Apple is selling iPad minis like hot cakes.
- Apple, according to Kantar Worldpanel Com Tech, owns 53.3% of the domestic smartphone market over the most recent 12 weeks. That tells somebody who reads at the third grade-level that the iPhone 5 rules over an Android operating system spread across hardware makers.
- Even Apple's missteps turn positive. As Technology Tell reports, since the Google (GOOG) Maps app launched for iOS 6, adoption of Apple's mobile operating system has increased 29%.
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