“Apple’s stock is up almost 52% this year and closed at a record high of $320.15 on Monday,” Rogers reports. “‘Everything in our checks is pointing to a February launch of the iPhone at Verizon,’ Michael Walkley, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity told TheStreet. ‘We think it’s going to sell very well and take share from Android.'”
“‘I think that Apple will reset the [iPad] bar in April,’ added Edward Jones analyst Bill Kreher. ‘We can expect a front-facing camera and a thinner form factor.’ Kreher thinks that the front-facing camera will herald a major expansion of the FaceTime video chat feature that first appeared on the iPhone 4,” Rogers reports. “‘The camera will feed into the explosive growth of FaceTime,’ he explained.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Not to mention MacBook Air and the migration of Air-like tech into Apple’s other Mac product lines.