Financial analysts polled by Thomson Financial expect that Apple will
report earnings of at least $1.38 in Earnings Per Share (EPS) on $9.74 billion in revenue
when the company releases its results later this afternoon.
To many--including the mainstream press--the news that Steve Jobs will
be taking a six-month hiatus from Apple in order to concentrate on his
health is devastating. The entire world is on the edge of its
collective seat wondering what the leader of all things Apple will do
next. Instead they should be focusing on how Apple, as a company, is going to be fine while Steve is getting better.