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.

Apple Earnings Wow 18 January,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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