May 17, 2013 - 04:00 PM EDT — AAPL: 433.26 (-1.318, -0.3%) | NASDAQ: 3462.61 (+23.82, +0.69%)
“Although a recent rumor that Apple was preparing to host a developer-related television event next month was almost instantly shot down, investment research firm Piper Jaffray says a review of years past indicates the company is still likely to host an event by the end of April, which could see the introduction of redesigned iPads,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider. “‘We believe that looking at the history of time between Apple product launch events suggests that the company will introduce something new in March or April,’ analyst Gene Munster told clients on Friday. ‘Over the past two years, the Spring event has been iPad updates.’”
Marsal reports, “Munster believes the year’s first Apple event could produce a major design overall to the full-sized iPad with Retina display with characteristics akin to that of the mini. ‘We believe Apple could update the full-sized iPad to a body style similar to the iPad Mini. Additionally, we believe that the iPad Mini could get a Retina display, although that may happen later in the year given the supply constraints Apple faced on the Mini in the December quarter,’ [Munster wrote].”
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