Analyst lays out his estimates for Apple’s product roadmap in 2013
Financial analyst Gene Munster with investment bank Piper Jaffray is out with a new research note forecasting Apple’s entire 2013 product roadmap, which includes exciting software previews, new iPad revisions, a modest iPhone upgrade, and the much-rumored iTV.Munster’s research note includes estimates that echo the analyst’s previous thinking which, needless to point out, didn’t pan out as expected (at least as far as the iTV goes).
Munster's revised thinking comes via Business Insider which does its bit to spread the word about Apple’s 2013 roadmap in accordance with Munster’s estimates.
According to said research note, March 2013 will mark the unveiling of an iPad mini with Retina display, a fourth-generation Apple TV set-top-box with application support from developers, and a new iTunes-based radio product.
Apple has been rumored to introduce a service that will rival radio services like Pandora.
June 2013 will reportedly witness the introduction of iOS 7 and an OS X preview. Currently, OS X 10.9 is on the table for the next Mac OS refresh. Around its annual developer showcase, Apple will also upgrade the MacBook Air to a Retina-state.
In September, Munster forecasts the launch of the iPhone 5S, which he describes as a “modest upgrade” from the iPhone 5.
Presumably at the same launch event, the iPad Mini will get a specs bump, and there will be a new full-fledged (10-inch) iPad 5 that takes cues from the iPhone 5 and iPad mini in terms of design, says Munster.
Finally, November 2013 will see the introduction of a full-size Apple TV retailing between $1,500 and $2,000 (€1,167 – €1,557). According to Munster’s estimates, the television set will come in sizes from 42 to 55 inches.
Munster has long been a supporter of the theory that Apple will one day take over the living room with a big-screen product.