Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) sets September 12 as iPhone5 launch date?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is been said to have sent invites to media members for a September 12 event with the shadow of the number "5," signaling the event "May" be for the introduction of widely expected iPhone 5.

The new iPhone is expected to be September  go on sale 9 days later,  which will allow the Company to sell 8 million iPhone 5s before the end of the quarter, assuming no supply Issues. In such a case, the Company’s September quarter revenue will beat Street estimates of $35 billion by 8% and the current EPS estimate of $8.46 by 12%.

What To Expect From iPhone5? Find Out Here

The new iPhone5 is expected to be 4G LTE capable with faster processors & more DRAM to take advantage of iOS 6 software improvements. There had also been news and speculations of the new iPhone being sleek than the previous versions and will be boasting a larger screen, enhancements to Siri. The San Francisco launch is also expected to unveil the new feature of FaceTime over cellular networks with various data plans.

Apple had reportedly been developing a slimmer design as the major upgrade to its iPhone family with an in-cell touch screens for the iPhone 5 from suppliers like Japan Display, LG Display and Sharp. But, the key issues to the quarterly sell through will be resolving production challenges on in-cell – particularly at Sharp who really needs to ramp production in September to help Apple meet demand.

The sudden shift in the iPhone5 launch event from October to September might be attributable to the launches made by competitors Samsung and Nokia. Despite Samsung’s losses on certain devices within its ongoing US patent litigation with Apple, the company introduced a range of new devices on August 29th at IFA in Berlin. First, Samsung announced new PCs, tablets and smartphones compatible with Windows 8 under the “ATIV” brand. Nokia launches two of its Lumia phone on September 5.

Recent reports suggest the iPad Mini won't be announced until October

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