After that I can just imagine the hornet's nest in our comments section this is going to stir up...
Following some pretty horrific financial results from... well, almost everyone that ego mountain also known as Steve Jobs is going to be ready to erupt as amongst it all Apple has posted the best quarter of results in its history.
Turning in a Q3 profit of over $1bn represents a 38 per cent jump on last year's figures while sales of 2.49m Macs, 11m iPods and 717,000 iPhones in the last three months (the last of these doesn't include iPhone 3G shipments which surpassed 1m units in its first three days). Interestingly however not all was total shine and light since gross margin had dropped to 34.8 per cent from 36.9 per cent but that's not totally unexpected as the bulk of electronics products are becoming ever more affordable.
"We're proud to report the best June quarter for both revenue and earnings in Apple's history," said SJ, who then broke completely from boasting convention to admit "We set a new record for Mac sales, we think we have a real winner with our new iPhone 3G, and we're busy finishing several more wonderful new products to launch in the coming months.".
Now Mr One More Thing never normally comments on impending products, so this should set tongues a-wagging (even though it's hardly as if Apple's R&D department is ever shut down). More multi-touch Air-esque enabled Centrino 2 Macs is my bet.
So that's your lot. Please now form an orderly queue and start your bickering...