Apple will webcast its financial results announcement next week.

The company will share its business figures on October 11, making an audio webcast of the event available online.

The announcement takes place at 2pm PT (10pm UK time) on October 11. It will include figures detailing the company's fourth-quarter fiscal-year 2005 progress, and a discussion of its full-year achievements.

Apple is widely thought to have gained market share in the last quarter, with its rate of growth consistently rising above the industry average across the year.

iPod sales are also expected to bring in strong revenue, particularly boosted by the success of its iPod nano product.