“In January, Phil Schiller, Apple’s executive vice president of marketing, confirmed to The New York Times what many had already noticed: Apple’s business revolves around five separate cycles,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes.
“There’s the holiday season in November, the educational buying season in late summer, the iPod product cycle in October, the iLife cycle in March and the iPhone cycle, which cumulates in June around the time of Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference,” Caulfield reports.
“The iPhone 3G, not coincidentally, made its debut at that event last year. As a result, analysts are already penciling a new iPhone into their projections for Apple’s financial performance,” Caulfield reports. “A new iPhone, however, could only be part of the story. Analysts are also factoring in a new tablet computer into their projections even though Apple is saying little.”
MacDailyNews Take: “Little?” Make that “nothing.” Apple has said nothing about “a new tablet computer” – publicly, at least.
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