The Korean electronics giant posts a 74 percent drop in its mobile business operating profits during the September period.
The iPhone numbers in South Korea top the preorders seen for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 over a similar period, says the Wall Street Journal.
Financial analysts continue to focus on Amazon's long-term growth, despite back-to-back quarters of losses.
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.
News of continued growth in users and profit last quarter gets overshadowed by concerns over future spending on acquisitions, headcount and other items.
Sales of iPhones may grow as high as 45 percent in the current quarter from a year ago, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Greg Joswiak, vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS product marketing, also says the iOS 8.0.1 bug, which caused phones to lose connectivity, was because of how the operating system was delivered, not because of the software itself.
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.
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.