Shares of Apple tumbled Thursday after it posted disappointing quarterly results, hitting lows last seen in January 2012. Yes, Apple's still selling a ton of iPhones and iPads, but it's just not making as much on them as it used to.
The market wasn't exactly blown away by Apple's iPhone 4S announcement yesterday: Shares of Apple bucked the trend on a day when the general market rallied. Where were the special features already beginning to appear on Android smartphones? And where was the salesmanship of former CEO Steve Jobs, sorely lacking in Tim Cook?
Twice before the iconic CEO had to leave the company in others' hands, and if that history is any guide, Apple investors may see the stock price do well once again in his absence -- providing they can handle the pain of the drop long enough to enjoy the recovery.