Amid the gloom of announcing Steve Jobs’ latest medical leave of absence, Apple said today that it earned $6.43 per share on revenue of $26.7 billion. That’s a 71 percent jump in profit over last year.

The company beat Wall Street expectations by more than $1.00 per share in earnings and two billion in revenue. Both the Wall Street Journal and Wired used the word “crush” to describe the company’s performance this quarter.

The Journal also live-blogged the company’s earnings call today.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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