Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, in a note to clients today, outlines his expectations for Macworld Expo announcements.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is scheduled to deliver his Macworld Conference and Expo keynote presentation in San Francisco on Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 9:00-10:30am PT.
Munster thinks that Apple could bump iPhone up to 16 GB while keeping the price at $399. It’s too early for the next-gen iPhone featuring 3G, the analyst says. Look for it in “May or June 2008.”
Munster expects updates throughout the varied Mac desktop and portable lineups along with an ultra-portable Mac featuring 64 GB of NAND Flash storage and an 11- to 13-inch screen and perhaps multi-touch capabilities to be priced somewhere between the entry level MacBook price ($1,099) and the entry level MacBook Pro price ($1,999).
“We also expect Apple to announce new content partnerships with one or more movie studios, which may involve the launch of iTunes movie rentals,” Munster writes. “We believe there is a 50% chance the download service is announced at Macworld, and a 90% chance by mid 2008.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]