“The bulk of Apple’s 2013 product pipeline will likely launch later than many market watchers expect, according to one insider, due to a variety of complex development challenges associated this year’s anticipated iPhones and new iPad mini,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Ming-chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who has a strong track record in revealing Apple’s future product plans, shared a research note with AppleInsider on Thursday that suggested Apple’s so-called ‘iPhone 5S,’ a rumored low-cost iPhone, and a second-generation iPad mini will all launch later than market consensus expects,” Hughes reports. “These apparent delays are driven by a variety of issues, according to Kuo.”
Hughes reports, “As a result of these issues, Kuo said it’s likely that Apple will see single-digit growth in iPhone and iPad shipments in the third quarter of 2013. That would be well below the market consensus, which sees Apple growing its sales by between 30 and 40 percent with the introductions of new products.”
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