Analyst Predicts New iPhone 5S in June, Low-Cost iPhone in September

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    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.

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    Regarding the lower-cost iPhone, Munster writes:
    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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    They would have to show off iOS 7 soon if this was to be true. I doubt it.
     
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    Gene Munster- The industry's best paid guesser. :rolleyes:
     
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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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    A new iPhone in JUNE? How would he know this? This guy must be psychic. :rolleyes:
     
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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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    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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    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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    Understatement of the year!
     
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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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    Where do i sign up to be paid to spew BS with a 50/50 probability year in year out?
     
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    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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    $49 iPhone Shuffle. Don't like the person you're calling? Just hit the "next" button. LMAO.
     
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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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    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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    Not true! He has Macrumors.com!
     
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    /puts on large feathered turban and cape

    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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    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. :D
     
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    Gene, go back to predicting your Apple TV and leave us alone.
     
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    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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    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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    And as a bit of a nostalgia bonus, WWDC can be the venue for the iPhone announcement
     
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