Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has released an estimate of Apple’s upcoming product launches all the way to June 2014, when the Cupertino giant will supposedly unveil the iPhone 6 powered by a new processor and boasting a 4.8-inch display.
Misek has a hit and miss track record on Apple predictions, which is true for pretty much any analyst out there. Though he does seem to be a little more conservative than other Wall Street buffs.
Instead of boasting that Apple will for sure unveil big-screen televisions and iWatches, he maintains that the company will take its time to make forays into new markets.
His first prediction for 2013 is a special event with iTV-related announcements. That’s iTV-related, not the iTV itself.
Misek, like a handful of other analysts, believes
Apple will roll out some sort of software development kit (SDK) for developers to code apps for the big screen.
This will be Apple’s first step in its mission to place itself at the center of the living-room, Misek believes.
Come June, Misek believes there’s a good chance Apple will release the iPhone 5S and a low-cost version of the smartphone, as many others have predicted as well. The showcase will be at WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference.
In the September-October timeframe, the iPad 5 will be released alongside a Retina-display iPad mini 2, and the iTV itself, according to Misek’s estimates.
That’s right. The big-screen Apple TV is coming this year, Misek believes.
The analyst’s chart then skips a few hard to predict product launches to drop a pin on June 2014.
According to the Jefferies analyst, that’s when Apple will unveil an all-new iPhone powered by a supercharged processor, estimated to be manufactured with a 20-nm process.
The phone’s processor could have as many as eight cores, he says, after checking with sources in Apple’s supply chain. The screen size will also increase to 4.8 inches, according to Misek.