Try as they might, not even the news titans at the Wall Street Journal could steal Apple's thunder today. Shortly before Apple obliterated "the street" by posting record Q3 earnings and revenue, the WSJ reported the following with regard to the future leadership of the Cupertino, California-based company:
Some members of Apple Inc.'s board have discussed CEO succession with executive recruiters and at least one head of a high-profile technology company, according to people familiar with the matter.
Currently, Steve Jobs, at age 56, is on his second medical leave of absence from Apple within the last two years. Still, whenever Apple has a new product to introduce or major announcement to make, it's usually Steve Jobs who takes the stage and relishes the opportunity to let his company shine - occasions that tend to reduce talk of CEO succession plans for a while.
Looks like we're due for another.