Is Apple losing it's shine?

An article from Wired looks at a number of recent fear articles about Apple and tries to boil things down. The summary is that in the absence of exciting new announcements, every bit of bad press about Apple is making near- mainstream status. Further, Apple has had a number of bad announcements lately, from the iPod sweatshop investigation to the recent stock option irregularities. However, it is interesting that it has taken so long for the mainstream press to take not of exploding Dell computers (which the IHT and New York Times has finally brought to the main in the article Flaming computer puts Dell on the defensive).