We no longer have any idea what Apple is doing

This will be a sad day for obsessive Apple-watching nerds everywhere. (And, most likely, those on Wall Street.)

Today (Jan. 29), Apple will report its first-quarter earnings—its fiscal year starts in October—and, for the first time in years, it will not report how many units it has shipped of each of its main products. Analysts have long used these figures as a measure of the company’s health. Perhaps because the company hasn’t really been experiencing growth in shipments for any of its products, Apple announced these figures weren’t as important as its revenue numbers and stopped reporting them. So we’ll never get to make charts like this again:

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