“I’ve postponed my estimates for the fourth calendar for a long time,” Horace Dediu writes for Asymco. “The reason is that there have been conflicting data to deal with and I’ve been hoping for some clues to give clarity. Unfortunately, even though I waited, I have not received many clues.”

“It does not help that it comes on the back of two weak quarters which were argued away as exhibiting transition effects,” Dediu writes. “So I’m very uncomfortable with my forecast and find it hard to defend this quarter. I considered not publishing one at all because it gives too much confidence when none is warranted. However, I received so many requests to publish that I relent…”

More info and estimates in the full article – recommended – here.

MacDailyNews Note: Among unit sales estimates for Apple’s various products, Dediu estimates revenue of $60.0 billion and EPS of $15.74, both of which handily exceed the current analysts’ consensus estimates of revenue of $54.54 billion and EPS of $13.33.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]