Apple’s Big 2013 Roadmap: Multiple new iPhones, iPad mini with Retina display, MacBook Pros go all-Retina

“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.


  1. It sure is funny reading the comments about this article on the MacRumors site. They get so emotional talking about unsubstantiated rumors…just like we do here.

    Most of what he says makes sense…upgraded this, upgraded that, all per the typical Apple yearly schedule. The rest is just a bunch of speculation.

    As far as fingerprint sensors go, if Apple decides to add one of those to its devices, it will find a way to cleverly embed the fingerprint sensor in a way that makes it highly functional, but not apparent to the user (embedded on the home button or integrated with the display, for instance).

    I am not sure that it makes sense to use a fingerprint detector to authenticate on a *touch* device. After all, your fingerprints are all over the device, making it fairly easy for someone to spoof your identity and unlock it.

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