The financial press anticipates a great quarter for Apple, partially propelled by sales of the new iPod mini.

Westwood Management chief investment officer Susan Byrne told CNN that consumers will pay premium price for Apple's products, likening the company to being "the BMW of PCs".

Matt Kelmon, president of Kelmoore Investment told CNN he expects Apple to report a "blowout quarter", thanks to strong iPod and online-music sales. Kelmon recently doubled his Apple holdings: "I haven't felt this good about a stock in a while."

Apple will release its December-quarter results next week.