The next iPhone will pack in new features such as Force Touch, but also beef up the memory, processor and camera, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Apple CEO Tim Cook also says Watch sales were at their highest rate during the June part of the quarter, dismissing the notion that interest has tailed off.
The tech giant continued to benefit from booming iPhone sales during the June period, but it didn't sell as many as analysts had expected.
The entry-level Sport version and the Apple Watch are readily available. Only the pricey Apple Watch Edition is still backlogged.
Outfitted with tech that senses the pressure of your touch, the next model could be dubbed the iPhone 7 instead of the iPhone 6S, claims analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Shame about the supply pinch, though. Without that, sales might actually soar as high as 50 million, says a Morgan Stanley analyst.
An industry observer says Apple's upcoming iPhones will increase the pixel count from 8 megapixels to 12. The pixels would be smaller, though, which could affect picture quality.
Sales for the iPhone may shoot as high as 51.1 million units this quarter, says UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, higher than Wall Street is predicting.
Retail chief Angela Ahrendts says it'll be online orders only through May for the Apple Watch, reports say. Meanwhile, one analyst's estimate for preorders jumps to 2.3 million.
But sales will sink to under 50 million in the first quarter of next year, forecasts KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.