Scary to short AAPL. Like in your example MSFT, it only fell 50% from it's peak. but irrationality is a crazy thing, if the economy starts to recover and people start buying stocks etc, who knows what AAPL could go up to. Kind of like Whitney Tilson, who had the balls to short NFLX. He was correct, but he went in at like $100 something, only to see nflx go to $300 before it finally collapsed.
If you really wanna short, best to not be a hero, and short it on the decline.