“Call it blasphemy, but Apple’s (AAPL) next-generation smartphone could be the first iPhone model to debut without the usual lines of buyers outside stores on launch day,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily. “‘The consumer reaction to iPhone 5S is, of course, unknowable at this point, but we worry this could be the first iPhone launch that doesn’t generate lines on launch day,’ Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Chris Caso said in a research note Wednesday.”
Seitz reports, “The upcoming iPhone 5S could disappoint, he says, and buyers might wait for the iPhone 6 next year instead.”
MacDailyNews Take: As if we haven’t heard that about iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S, both of which became the best-selling smartphone of their time (as will iPhone 5S).
Seitz reports, “If the iPhone 5S launch disappoints, it will feed the chorus of people who think Apple lacks innovation and that the high-end smartphone market is saturated, Caso told IBD.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Silly season.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dale S.” for the heads up.]
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