Right, they never have at any point in their history, and they don't have to. The only thing that they need to do is perform well enough to prove these people are liars. Same thing they did when they were actually in any sort of trouble back in '96.
$130 billion dollars is just going to magically disappear because people think they're bankrupt?
I'm talking about the perception that they don't innovate anymore, that the magic is gone now that Steve is gone. That they need to ape Samsung's business model of making stuff in every conceivable size and price point to survive. That the iPad is threatened by Android and Windows OEM's pushing out cheap no margin hardware. That Google is on par with Apple in terms of hardware design (gee not hard to do when you have the best to copy from) yet Apple isn't even close to matching Google in what they do best (services). That everyone now wants a 5" phone and 6" phablet with 1080p displays, widgets and "real multitasking" and Apple is falling behind if they don't cater to that. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
You're missing the big point here: the stock is meaningless. This isn't. This is tangible, and it's proof that everything else being said is sheer crap.
The stock isn't meaningless. Especially if it's used to attract and retain talent. Also a falling stock price just drives people to spew more crap.
On the contrary, one could say that since Apple "burst", those companies crash that much harder.
I guess we'll see if that happens. Google is up 14% year-to-date with Wall Street analysts upping price targets. Amazon is up 6%, Netflix up 104%. Apple down 19%. Not saying any of it makes sense but it doesn't have to does it?