According to a research note obtained by AppleInsider, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes it is going to be a big second half of the year for Apple with a particularly busy third quarter. Apple is expected to release a slew of new products in 2014, starting at the end of Q2 and continuing through to the and of Q4 as the above diagram shows.
In his 2014 product roadmap, Kuo suggests that we will see a lower cost iMac in the second quarter. Momentum builds in the third quarter according to Kuo who believes Apple will introduce an upgraded iPad Air and iPad mini, followed by an Apple iWatch in two different sizes, and a larger, all-new design, 4.7-inch iPhone model.
Later, Apple is expected to release an updated Apple TV, an all-new design 12-inch MacBook model before ending Q4 with a second iPhone release – an even bigger 5.5-inch model.
“We believe the rumored iWatch will be Apple’s most important product this year, carrying much more weight than iPhone 6, as market feedback for the product should reveal whether Apple still has the ability to continue making game-changing products with Tim Cook at the helm.”
We’ve heard rumors of two new iPhones this year, in the 4.7- and 5.5-inch flavors, as well as a lot of talk surrounding a new, 12-inch MacBook. Kuo often supplies accurate information on Apple’s future products with his predictions last year being almost spot on. If Kuo’s predictions prove to be true, it is going to be a busy few months for Apple and Apple fans alike!
Hit the source links for much more information on each of the potential new devices – they are certainly worth a read.
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