So in your professional opinion Apple are deliberately hyping and drawing as much attention as they can to this announcement because they are keen for the world to know that they cocked up?
Or do you have a different analysis?
How would your crack team have handled it?
It's been a PR disaster for Apple so far. No doubt they are hoping that whatever they announce today will help restore some credibility, but it's hardly hype. Like I said it isn't even mentioned on the Apple website.
If you want to see hype look back at the months and months of coverage and excited fanboi speculation they generate before a new iPhone model or any keynote speech. That is the Apple hype machine in action. This is nothing by comparison.