We’re not sure how many are affected or across how many parts of the business this goes, but Apple is doing layoffs, at least in Apple Enterprise Sales. We’ve got two separate reports that a few heads (50?) are rolling.
It doesn’t look like Apple is entirely immune to the economic downturn.
This was first reported by Vallywag yesterday and confirmed today. However, SAI talked to Apple PR who’ve recently been accused of having "issues with the truth" who denied everything. Whether Apple chooses to call these "layoffs" or "downsizing" or whatever, a few people are now jobless. :(