Is Apple Lying About Layoffs?

Apple already got in trouble once recently for covering up Steve Jobs’ poor health. Is it stretching the truth again? Both Gawker and CNET are reporting that Apple laid off about 50 salespeople last week, but Apple has so far denied the reports. Silicon Alley Insider rites that Apple’s PR team may be “Fifty layoffs in a company of 30,000 is not big news. But it doesn't help us trust that Apple is telling us—or the public, or its investors—the truth.”