Apple will webcast its first quarter results announcement next week.

The company will deliver news of its accomplishments between October and December at 5pm ET (10pm GMT) Wednesday January 14.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed that the company sold 730,000 iPods in the quarter during his keynote speech this week. In recent weeks, unconfirmed rumours have emerged claiming Apple has also shifted 500,000 Power Mac G5s in the quarter.

News of the landmark deal under which HP will sell an own-branded version of Apple's iPod music player has already picqued interest on Wall Street. Market analysts Thomson Financial estimate Apple will announce earnings of 14 cents per share on $1.92 billion in sales for the quarter.

Apple's stock closed at $23.36 last night.