Steve JobsApple might start searching for the right person to replace Steve Jobs as the head of the company, The Wall Street Journal says. This is an important step for Apple. We all know that Jobs is the one that invented and reinvented the company. Even if Apple lacks some things, it has one of the best CEOs a company could have. With Jobs in charge Apple released the Macbook, iPod, MacOS, iPhone, iPad and so on. It's well-known Jobs has had health problems, and in January took a medical leave and put in  Tim Cook to take his place at the Cupertino company. Apple directors have discussed the management succession. Apple hasn't confirmed the  story yet, but Jobs himself messaged the Journal to say the story is "hogwash." The interesting thing is that few hours after the story broke, Apple announced its Q3 earnings. The company had a major jump in earnings with a a net profit of $7.31 billion and revenue totaling $28.57 billion. During the period it sold 20.34 million smartphones, 9.25 million tablets and 3.95 million Macs. Sources: WSJ, Apple