Analysts love to predict events, and while some come true, many don’t. Analyst Gene Munster, someone who has talked much about the Apple television, has said that by looking at past years, Apple should be holding an event sometime before the end of April. Well, looking at Apple’s release cycle this actually makes sense, as before the iPad with Retina display was released, indeed Apple had held iPad specific events around this time. This is what Munster had to say:
We believe Apple could update the full-sized iPad to a body style similar to the iPad Mini. Additionally, we believe that the iPad Mini could get a Retina display, although that may happen later in the year given the supply constraints Apple faced on the Mini in the December quarter.
For more reasoning behind the prediction, Piper Jaffray’s Munster cited the average time between Apple events, which averages around 4 months. The longest break was the one between the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. Munster says that the 4S was most likely an odd launch though due to delays that extended the time period. This means that between the last launch it would be 4 months until February and 7 until May, putting his estimate right between the two. Though the idea does hold some weight, nothing of course is certain until Apple sends out the invitations.
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