Today's Outrage: Apple's Top-Secret Silliness

The company won't comment on a report about the departure of a key executive.
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Why does

Apple

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think it's OK to leave investors guessing all the time?

Whether it's questions about

Steve Jobs' health

or today's report about the

departure of a senior executive

behind the iPod and iPhone, this company always clams up.

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So we'll just have to wait to find out if

The Wall Street Journal

is right about the departure of Senior Vice President Tony Fadell for "personal reasons" and the plan to replace him with Mark Papermaster, a former

IBM

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executive.

Apple's response: The company doesn't comment on "rumors and speculation." Of course the good folks at Apple won't shut up when they've got something they want to talk about like when they launched the

iPod

, the iPhone and the

iPhone 3G

.

If you own

Apple shares

, you'll just have to trust that everything is fine. The only other choice is to sell the stock, which enough investors are doing today to leave Apple shares down 46% on the year.

The nerve of those nonbelievers.