Apple's decision to make major changes to its reporting structure from the next quarter — and stop reporting the break-down on unit sales — is a "defining moment" in the company's history, according to an analyst.
The iPhone-maker is making a transition from being a big hardware player to a services business, Jay Srivatsa, CEO of Future Wealth, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Friday. He explained that most of the tech giant's hardware products in recent years have been "evolutionary" instead of "revolutionary."
Apple reported earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter Thursday that beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue. But shares fell after the company missed shipment estimates on iPhones, offered light guidance and said it will no longer break out individual sales numbers for the iPhone, iPad and Mac.