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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Apple Television, iPad Mini, MacBook Air Speculation for 2013




BusinessInsider relays a report from analyst Gene Munster. Munster has been one of the most vocal proponents of an Apple television set with multiple claims that Apple is indeed working on such a device.

In the latest report, Munster pushes back his own predictions for the delivery of an Apple television set to November 2013. This comes shortly after flip flopping claims that the Apple television is not launching imminently.

Business Insider outlines Munster's other predictions for Apple releases in 2013.
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- March 2013: iPad Mini with Retina display, update the little Apple TV box, allowing to do accept apps from developers, and some sort of iTunes radio product.
- June 2013: WWDC brings us previews of iOS 7, and OSX, as well as MacBook Airs with Retina displays. Look for Jony Ive's influence over iOS to start showing up here.
- September 2013: iPhone 5S, a "modest upgrade" from the iPhone 5. The iPad Mini gets a specs bump, and we get a new iPad, which is totally redesigned to look more like the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.
- November 2013: An Apple TV comes out. It should cost $1,500-$2,000 and come in sizes from 42-inches to 55-inches
We see these predictions as simply educated guessing on Munster's part, and don't place much faith into the specifics, but it does serve as an interesting discussion for what Apple might offer in 2013.

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Sounds plausible.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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He must read these forums.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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'Tis the season for Munster's thoughts

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:50 AM   #5
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More dependable clues to the schedule of the Apple TV release will come from parts manufacturers, not from analysts.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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@reckless: Gene downs his white wine in a single gulp and calmly smashes his first-gen Apple TV through his Samsung TV screen. "It's over," he says.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:31 AM   #7
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@reckless: Gene downs his white wine in a single gulp and calmly smashes his first-gen Apple TV through his Samsung TV screen. "It's over," he says.
Nilay likes to hear himself talk....
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:52 AM   #8
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Retina Macbook Air won't happen next year.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:58 AM   #9
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Retina Macbook Air won't happen next year.
Agreed. If it happens then I would be extremely surprised. They're going to have to come up with some better battery tech.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:31 PM   #10
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Retina Macbook Air won't happen next year.
Absolutely. Not until the power consumption of a Retina display can be vastly reduced. 15" rMBP has a 95 Watt hour battery. No way that would fit into an MBA.

MacBook Air always was about getting the lightest and tiniest laptop, without too many compromises. With current technology you can't have Retina display, lightest and tiniest laptop, and not too many compromises, all in one package.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:52 AM   #11
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I predict that in 2013 Apple's stock will both rise and fall and rise and fall.

I predict that some days will be sunny and others cloudy.

I predict some of his predictions will come true and others won't.

In other words - not much to see here.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:54 AM   #12
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I predict that in 2013, water will be wet.

Does this get me on the front page of any news website?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:01 PM   #13
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I predict that in 2013, water will be wet.

Does this get me on the front page of any news website?
Ohhh mahhhh gahd! I just bought a gallon of water yesterday! Why are the water companies screwing over its loyal customers by releasing newer products all the time!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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My 8 year old cousin has the same predictions
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:54 AM   #15
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I don't believe the mini retina thing at all, not that early. How would they offer a retina mini so soon and at the same price point when they already said their profit margins aren't quite as high on the current iPad Mini compared to other stuff they sell.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:56 AM   #16
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$1,500 would be ridiculously expensive, relative to sets on the market even today.

That would be around 1130 including tax, and when you can get a nice 42" set for half that price I can't imagine what the Apple TV could do that would convince me to spend so much more.
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I don't believe we will see a retina mini THAT soon followed by another mini update later that year??
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$1,500 would be ridiculously expensive, relative to sets on the market even today.

That would be around 1130 including tax, and when you can get a nice 42" set for half that price I can't imagine what the Apple TV could do that would convince me to spend so much more.
For that price, I'd need:

- the best screen ever
- the best sound ever
- no bezels
- sticks to wall using blu tack
- in-built video game system (ok, just FIFA 14)
- damn stylish
- free iPad Mini as a remote
- a free woman bringing me beer
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$1,500 would be ridiculously expensive, relative to sets on the market even today.

That would be around 1130 including tax, and when you can get a nice 42" set for half that price I can't imagine what the Apple TV could do that would convince me to spend so much more.


Yeah but it would have a $99 AppleTV built-in
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:52 PM   #20
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My set up

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$1,500 would be ridiculously expensive, relative to sets on the market even today.

That would be around 1130 including tax, and when you can get a nice 42" set for half that price I can't imagine what the Apple TV could do that would convince me to spend so much more.
I have a Mac Mini running iTunes with sharing turned on, this has a 9TB RAID array hooked onto it and I am slowly ripping all of my DVDs onto it ( I have hundreds of DVD movies and TV series).
We have multiple Apple TVs that we can now stream what we want to watch onto our cheap 32/42 inch TVs in the house, or on the computers, laptops, iPad.

I buy my DVDs when they are on sale, I never pay full price, or I buy 2nd hand which is how I can afford all the DVDs I have.

This is a great setup, multiple people can watch different streams simultaneously from anywhere in the house, and its (relatively) cheap.
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$1,500 would be ridiculously expensive, relative to sets on the market even today.

That would be around 1130 including tax, and when you can get a nice 42" set for half that price I can't imagine what the Apple TV could do that would convince me to spend so much more.
It may run on iOS.
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I don't believe the mini retina thing at all, not that early. How would they offer a retina mini so soon and at the same price point when they already said their profit margins aren't quite as high on the current iPad Mini compared to other stuff they sell.
Forget margins, look at battery tech. That is why they didn't go retina. I don't see that being solved so quick. A year maybe, but not six months. And not with no actual rumors at this point. Not this close to 'release'
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:40 PM   #23
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I cant wait for the Apple Television... wont buy it but my $$$ is ready for the 2nd generation build if it comes out swinging

iPhone 5s?! really!?! I have an iphone 4, and i might have to hold onto it until the iphone 6 comes out... i want a new design...not just a slimmer+slightly longer phone
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Sounds plausible.
Except for the fact that no Apple TV set will be launched, at least not in the next five years.

These "analysts" need to stop reading rumors and start doing their own primary research - the "TV" is gonna be a greatly-revamped Apple TV with apps, more subscription options, cable content and an all-in-one remote. Nothing else.
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I'm crossing my fingers for a larger 5s screen...
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