Piper Jaffray Analyst Predicts Apple HDTV In December And iPhone 5 In October
According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple HDTV will be released sometime in December.
In a research note, published last weekend, Munster said that Apple will unveil their HDTV in December, and ship it sometime next year. Munster expected that the new television set would cost between $1,500, and $2,000 and range in size from 42 to 55 inches.
CNET made the comment that Munster’s predicted price runs a premium compared to other televisions in the 42 to 55-inch space. However, if we have a quick look around at higher-end LED, LCD, and Plasma TVs, we can see that the $1,500-$2,000 price range to be competitive if not the better deal depending on the display type and features Apple includes.
Munster had his theories about iPhone 5 as well. He still believes that iPhone 5 will be released in October. The iPhone 5, coupled with the rumored HDTV help feed the image that Apple has enough real innovative products in the pipeline and not just incremental upgrades like the iPhone 4S and iPads, to remain a leader in industry.
Munster also quelled concerns that Apple could be plagued by a chip supply shortage. However, the company’s position as industry leader, and their massive purchasing power will allow them to secure enough chips to feed their supply chain, even if other companies suffer on Apple’s behalf.
Munster also believes that Apple will remain atop the growing tablet market which according to Munster, has the potential to surpass the PC market. Munster predicted that Apple will sell 176 million iPads out of a total 301 million tablets by 2015.
Many predictions of Gene Munster about Apple products have been accurate. He has made his predictions about Apple HDTV and iPhone 5? What are your predictions? Share with us.
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