Analysts from Piper Jaffray think they have Apple’s product release calendar for the year all worked out. If they’re right, then we’ll see 5 new major Apple products launched in 2013.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that this is completely wrong, but let’s look at what they have to say.
CNN Money has put out a report citing analysts Gene Munster and Douglas Clinton, who predict that we’ll see Apple Radio in March, iPad Mini with Retina Display (also in March), iOS 7 and iPhone 5S in June, and Apple Television in November.
We’ve already been hearing rumors about what could be Apple Radio – essentially an Apple competitor to Pandora and the like, though around the same time, the rumors also indicated that an Apple HDTV was unlikely for a 2013 release.
Everyone already expects the iPhone 5S to come out this year (some are still calling it the iPhone 6 – who knows for sure?).
iPad Mini with Retina Display seems like the next logical step for the iPad Mini, which has sold better than many expected.
Interestingly, the analysts don’t include a lower-cost iPhone in their predictions. Such a device has been in the rumor mill this week, with Bloomberg’s sources saying it could be prices between $99 and $149. The device would be aimed at emerging markets like China, where CEO Tim Cook visited this week.