Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) is all geared up to pull the curtains off the next-gen iPhone 5 sometime later this week. It is predicted to be the company’s biggest iPhone launch by every Apple analyst. Brian White, an analyst at Topeka Capital Markets called this launch the most important upgrade in the history of consumer electronics history.
White tilted his research note on Monday saying that the event may be the main one but definitely not the last one this year. While Apple is ready to unveil the most-anticipated product of the year, there are many more coming from Cupertino in this year.
Apart from the iPhone, Apple is working on a new iPod lineup and latest iMacs as per the recent rumors. Brian White mentioned that bigger catches this year will include a new iPad mini and an updated iPad. In 2013, an alliance with China Mobile, China’s largest wireless carrier is likely to come into scene. Also, a new Apple HDTV may finally make it to the market.
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As for the upcoming iPhone, White predicts that Apple will make sells between 5 and 5.5 million units in the handset’s debut week in late September. Fiscal fourth-quarter sales can double that approximation.
White has further stated that the iPhone 4S has sold over 4 million units in the first three days. Considering that supply chain constraints are not going to pose major issues, it can be believed that at least 5 million to 5.5 million iPhone 5s can be sold out within the same timeframe. With similar caveats, it is predicted that Apple can sell 10 to 12 million iPhone 5s in fourth quarter. This can make iPhone projections seem conventional.
The iPhone 5 is believed to come up with a bigger 4-inch display with 4G LTE connectivity option. It will also have a redesigned case that will be sleeker and taller than the current model.