Very shortly Apple will be announcing their earnings call for Q3 2013. As well as talking about the earnings for that quarter they will be looking ahead at what’s to come. Gene Munster, analyst with Apple Inc. has pre-empted the announcement with a prediction of his own. He claims that next year we will see an iPhone 6 with a larger screen.
Image : iPhone 6 with iOS 8
Just so you are aware, Munster is not affiliated with or linked to Apple in any way so his claims are not from the Cupertino Company, only his own predictions. However, he does claim to have spoken with sources that are “familiar with the matter” and has also based his prediction on past trends. Alongside the iPhone 6 prediction he also says that we can expect to see an Apple brand TV and the iWatch.
Munster says that Apples stock price will be around $640 once the earnings call has taken place – at the moment it is around $525. The increase is due to the huge success of the iPhone S and 5C, which broke all launch day records. There is also the anticipation of the larger screen iPhone and the iWatch, both of which have been the subject of many rumors in the recent past.
Image : iPhone 6
To be fair, Munster hasn’t come up with anything that hasn’t already been doing the rounds for some time. We reported a few months back that Apple was testing out larger screens and that a whole building full of engineers had been recruited to help on a “wearable tech” project.
What is a little off about his predictions is the timing. He says the iPhone 6 will be released in the summer of 2014 – Apple always makes major releases in the fall and it isn’t likely that they are going to veer off that particular path.
The iWatch is not likely to be seen until 2015 at the earliest, as there is still a great deal of work to do to make it something unique. As for the Apple brand TV, we’re not sure that this is something that is ever going to happen.
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