“Apple Inc. is scheduled to release its next earnings report in the second half of January, and of course holiday sales are going to be the big story in that report,” Michelle Jones writes for ValueWalk. “The quarter will be the first full quarter of sales for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so investors and analysts will be looking closely at the number of iPhone units Apple reports.”

“In a report dated Dec. 30, 2014, BGC analyst Colin Gillis advises investors to look behind the December quarter earnings results coming next month,” Jones writes. “For example, he notes that smartphone growth is slowing down dramatically, with the smartphone market turning into the phone market.”

“As smartphone growth decelerates, the BGC analyst also points out that Apple is very dependent on the iPhone, as he estimates that more than 65% of Apple’s December revenue is from iPhone sales. Additionally, he notes that almost other handset maker has struggled because of problem adapting to the changing tastes of consumers and also the highly competitive landscape,” Jones writes. “Being overly dependent on the iPhone could pose a big problem for Apple going forward.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Chris M.” for the heads up.]