“Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster has issued his predictions for Apple’s 2013-2014 product lineup,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “The catalyst for this earnings growth, he believes, will be a series of new product announcements over the next six months.”
“Muster takes the announcement of the iPhone 5S on Sept. 10 as a given. That would also be the logical time to introduce a lower-cost ($300) iPhone 5C, although he puts the odds of that phone shipping in October at 90%. He also expects a larger-screen (4.5 to 5-inch) iPhone 6 in the first half of 2014,” P.E.D. reports. “Munster thinks Apple is likely to schedule a separate event later in the month to launch the first refresh of its iPad line-up since last October. The new family of tablets will include, he believes, a thinner, lighter 10-inch iPad with a casing similar to the iPad mini… he expects the mini will get a high-res Retina screen.”
P.E.D. reports, “It wouldn’t be a Gene Munster forecast without a TV set in it. He’s been talking about this thing since early 2009 and now he’s predicting an announcement late this year with product shipping in the first half of 2014… Munster believes a watch is in Apple’s product line-up, but his confidence that the company will ship one in 2014 is only 60%… He believes Apple will put a digital wallet in its mobile operating system either this fall or next year.”
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