Following the AAPL CC: Analysts are trying to get them to talk about future products but they won't do it. This is consistent with their history ... never talk about future products. One analyst tried to get them to comment on the Qualcomm chip shortage and they would not even discuss that. Just said, we do not talk about future products and that would include supply chain issues related to future products (poorly paraphrased but that is the gist of it).
Oracle ... I think you need to clarify, the Barclays analyst did not ask specifically about Liquidmetal. Liquidmetal was not mentioned.
When asked about future Operating expense projections the first thing oppenheimer hit on was that they are spending on R&D to support the most innovative products possible.