“KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a very good track record in predicting Apple’s product plans, has issued a new research report outlining his expectations for Apple’s 2013 product launches,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “Kuo believes that Apple will focus its launches on the third quarter of this year, with a number of updates throughout the company’s various product families.”

“Kuo expects that Apple will introduce both an iPhone 5S and a revamped iPhone 5 around June or July of this year,” Slivka reports. “The lower-cost iPhone will in many ways simply be an iPhone 5 repackaged into a slightly thicker (8.2 mm vs. the current 7.6 mm) plastic enclosure available in six colors.”

Slivka reports, “Retina displays remain a challenge for the MacBook Air given their relative thickness, and Kuo predicts that they will not be appearing in the 2013 MacBook Air lineup… Kuo believes that Apple will do away with the non-Retina MacBook Pro line in 2013, moving to an all-Retina lineup at cheaper price points than the current Retina models.”

Much more in the full article here.