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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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Analyst Predicts New iPhone 5S in June, Low-Cost iPhone in September




Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has something of a mixed track record predicting Apple product releases, having expected an Apple television set for several years now. Regardless, in a research note today, Munster predicted an iPhone 5S will be released in June, and a low-cost iPhone in September.

He believes the 5S will have incremental upgrades with a faster processor, better camera, and "an outside chance" that the device will gain an NFC chip as part of a digital wallet initiative. He also notes that some kind of biometric security feature is a possibility, but believes that is more likely in a future iPhone 6.

Regarding the lower-cost iPhone, Munster writes:
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We continue to believe Apple will have a cheaper phone product to address the emerging markets. In recent public comments, Tim Cook noted that the original iPod cost $399 and eventually the company released a $49 iPod Shuffle which addressed a broader market. We believe Apple will likely introduce a cheaper device in the September quarter.
Earlier this year, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo -- who has a very good track record in recent years -- also predicted an iPhone 5S in June or July, with a lower-cost iPhone around the same time.

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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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They would have to show off iOS 7 soon if this was to be true. I doubt it.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:48 PM   #3
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Any source link for this, MacRumors?
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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Analysts are paid to make up rumors to get the market stirring. He has no source for this but his imagination.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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A new iPhone in JUNE? How would he know this? This guy must be psychic.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:51 PM   #7
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This guy really gets all the headlines when it comes to Apple. I haven't followed hom closely but I haven't seen any real spot on forecasts from him. There are other analysts you know.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:51 PM   #8
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If there is a place to bet. I think I can earn some real money by simply betting against him for Apple-related reports.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:52 PM   #9
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If I were an analyst I would try to guess what this guy's MacRumors forum name was. Seriously what does he do all day.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:52 PM   #10
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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has something of a mixed track record predicting Apple product releases
Understatement of the year!
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:55 PM   #11
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Here we go again. Some guy "thinks" he knows what Apple will do, and then when Apple doesn't do that it's a sure sign that Apple is going to the dogs and that'd we'd better sell AAPL quick quick.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:55 PM   #12
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Where do i sign up to be paid to spew BS with a 50/50 probability year in year out?
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:56 PM   #13
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They would have to show off iOS 7 soon if this was to be true. I doubt it.
That's a good point. However, it's entirely possible. Some have predicted an iPad event for April, which would be a perfect place to announce iOS 7. And back in 2010, Apple announced iOS 4 in April before launching the iPhone 4 in June.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:57 PM   #14
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$49 iPhone Shuffle. Don't like the person you're calling? Just hit the "next" button. LMAO.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:59 PM   #15
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Some shmuck makes a guess and it's news?

If you introduce yourself as an analyst, I will kick you in the testicles.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 02:00 PM   #16
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So, iOS 7 beta in April?

Or, alternatively: iPhone 5S launching around WWDC in June with iOS 6.x, along with a release of iOS 7 beta to developers. Then iOS 7 launches in September alongside the low-cost iPhone?
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 02:01 PM   #17
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 02:01 PM   #18
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I predict... that analysts will predict the iPhone 5S until the next iPhone comes out.

/puts turban and cape back into suitcase
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 02:02 PM   #19
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iOS7 in June... iPhone 5s in June, Low Cost iPhone in September for mostly China, and new iPhone Maxi in September. My predictions. :-)

iCar, iWatch, iVibrator all coming in winter 2014.
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Gene, go back to predicting your Apple TV and leave us alone.
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Where do i sign up to be paid to spew BS with a 50/50 probability year in year out?
And no one in the national media will ever hold you accountable when you are wrong anyway. Just make stuff up, who is going to know!
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 02:04 PM   #23
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They already have low-cost alternatives

They already have 2 low-cost iPhone models, they're called iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 02:06 PM   #24
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And as a bit of a nostalgia bonus, WWDC can be the venue for the iPhone announcement
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