The iPod is taking much of the attention today, following Apple's record breaking financial results, but it is the Mac that is key to the company's continued success according to analysts.

For the company to maintain its current momentum – and its stock price – the Mac needs to catch some of the iPod's fire, analysts say.

TSG Capital Group portfolio manager Jay Somaney told The Street: "What happens down the line, that's the worry with Apple. It could be the wild card, and that's what I'm watching for."