$26 billion is a lot of money. A lot of companies dream about being worth that much and very few achieve it. Apple shares lost $4.36 on Wednesday, costing investors over $26 billion. Stock value correlates to market expectations and a fairly significant drop in value points towards questions about what Apple is doing right now. It’s likely that the photo scandal earlier this week played a role in the drop but all could be reversed with a positive product release next week.