hypnosec writes: Apple has taken a beating when it comes to its stocks as the share prices are going downhill since late September despite the launch of iPad Mini. During the early trading hours in the US, Apple’s prices went below $600 and as low as $591 i.e. roughly down by 2 per cent. This is in stark contrast to its performance during the months of July, August and early September where its stocks were enjoying an uphill trend and have never gone below the $600 mark. The possible reasons are departure of two of its senior executives and shortage of iPad Mini as holiday season approaches.