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Erik Sherman writing for CBS about the “Apple meltdown” (via Sat Tara Khalsa):

Anonymous supply chain sources say that iPad mini unit sales could drop 20 percent to 30 percent this quarter, compared with the same period last year.

(Emphasis mine.)

Apple’s apparently doing so badly that returns of the iPad mini will be so high next quarter that they’ll drive sales into negative numbers. Which is the only way they could sell fewer than zero.

That pretty much sums up the current state of reporting on Apple right there, doesn’t it?