Will iPhone 5, iPad Mini and Apple TV Be Announced this Fall?
If you remember the events of last month’s Worldwide Developers Conference, this was where we saw Apple focus on their line of notebooks, as updated versions of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro were unveiled.
Also revealed at the recently-concluded expo was the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Unfortunately, there was no new iPhone to be found at that event, leaving many observers to wonder when Apple plans to announce their sixth-generation smartphone to the general public.
Gene Munster, an analyst from Piper Jaffray, just might have the answer to that. Apple is planning another expo sometime in September or October, and this event may feature the revelation of three very popular devices.
First would be the iPhone 5, of course, followed by the iPad Mini (as stylized by a lot of tech pundits) and a new Apple TV. According to Munster, the iPad Mini might be priced at $299 and contain 16 GB internal memory.
The device is expected to ship in fall of 2012 to the tune of four to six million units. The analyst feels that such a tablet should pose a significant threat to the variety of affordable Android tablets out in the market today, possibly taking about 30 percent of their combined market share.
Munster was less specific when it came to features of and expectations for the new iPhone and the fourth-generation Apple TV. Rather, the analyst focused mainly on the sales expectations and possible price point for the iPad Mini.
The new Apple TV is still expected to sell for only $99, while other sources have predicted 4G LTE and a four-inch screen to be among the key improvements on the new iPhone.