Apple says it won't break out retail store and iPod sales anymore. And forget about detailed stats on the Apple Watch, due next year.
Only around half of the 250 million iPhone 4S units and older models may be upgraded in the near term, leaving plenty of room for fiscal 2015 and 2016, says Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty.
The company discloses that it had $83 million worth of unsold Fire Phones at the end of the third quarter.
Sales of iPhones may grow as high as 45 percent in the current quarter from a year ago, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
The forecast from BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman is up by 10.6 million units from his prior estimate, but sales for the December quarter will depend in part on China.
Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.
A rumor popped up late last week that Google is eyeing a 40 percent stake in eBay. But analyst Gene Munster doesn't see such a deal in the cards.
Sales for the US market are up 111 percent compared with the same period last year, but are dwarfed by the sheer number of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles sold in the same period.
That bullish forecast for Apple's fiscal 2015, built on expectations of iPhone 6 news Tuesday, would easily top unit sales likely in the fiscal year now winding down.
The iWatch may even come in a gold version, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. But it won't be available this year.