The Cupertino-based firm made $35bn in sales for a net profit of $8.8bn in the three months ending in June, but fell short of its targets due to a slump in phone sales.
"We're reading the same speculation about a new iPhone as you are and we think this has caused some delay in purchasing," said chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer.
Apple sold 26 million iPhones during the period in question, compared to the 35.1 million it shifted during the second quarter, missing its targets by 2-3 million units.
CEO Tim Cook added: "We try very hard to keep our product roadmap secret and confidential, and we go to extreme activities to do that. That, however, doesn't stop people from speculating or wondering."
However, the company head went on to say that he welcomes the customer intrigue surrounding Apple's upcoming products.
"I'm glad people want the next thing," he said. "We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we've got in the pipeline."
Apple is expected to release its next generation iPhone in September or October.
Earlier this week Apple released its new Mountain Lion OS which can now be purchased online.